Lanie Price, a 1920s Harlem society columnist, witnesses the brutal nightclub kidnapping of the "Black Orchid," a sultry, seductive singer with a mysterious past. When hours pass without word from the kidnapper, puzzlement grows as to his motive. Then a gruesome package arrives at Price's doorstep, and the questions change. Just what does this kidnapper want - and how many people is he willing to kill in order to get it?
"A better Lanie Price Mystery"
In December 1923, Esther Todd was a lovely young pianist and a rising star. One month later, she was on the Most Wanted List. She vanished from the snowy streets of Harlem, while thieves hit the home of her society patron, pulling off a million-dollar heist. Were the disappearance and the robbery a coincidence or a conspiracy? Somebody knew, but nobody was talking.
"Good Mystery, If You Like Historical Fiction"