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Murder at the Flamingo

The Van Buren and DeLuca Mystery Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Kristin James
Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
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“Maybe it was time to land straight in the middle of the adventure....”

Hamish DeLuca has spent most of his life trying to hide the anxiety that appears at the most inopportune times - including during his first real court case as a new lawyer. Determined to rise above his father’s expectations, Hamish runs away to Boston where his cousin, Luca Valari, is opening a fashionable nightclub in Scollay Square. When he meets his cousin's “right hand man” Reggie, Hamish wonders if his dreams for a more normal life might be at hand. 

Regina “Reggie” Van Buren, heir to a New Haven fortune, has fled fine china, small talk, and the man her parents expect her to marry. Determined to make a life as the self-sufficient city girl she’s seen in her favorite Jean Arthur and Katharine Hepburn pictures, Reggie runs away to Boston, where she finds an easy secretarial job with the suave Luca Valari. But as she and Hamish work together in Luca’s glittering world, they discover a darker side to the smashing Flamingo nightclub. 

When a corpse is discovered at the Flamingo, Reggie and Hamish quickly learn there is a vast chasm between the haves and the have-nots in 1937 Boston - and that there’s an underworld that feeds on them both. As Hamish is forced to choose between his conscience and loyalty to his beloved cousin, the unlikely sleuthing duo work to expose a murder before the darkness destroys everything they’ve worked to build.

©2018 Rachel McMillan (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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Entertaining read

I really enjoyed this book, and was able to vividly see the surroundings and the author allowed me to visualize all of the characters. I can't wait for the next one. Thank you.

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  • 05-19-19

Ok but won’t set the world on fire

I love a period who done it so thought this would be up my street but honestly I have finished the book & am still not sure who did it & why! I am not even sure it was a murder mystery. A little unsatisfying & doesn’t incline me to read the next one. Plus the waxing lyrical about Boston did go on a bit although I am sure Boston is a lovely city. Narrator was good but story a bit un exciting.