My lifelong fascination with the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's drew me to this book. I love a good story about Jazz Age gangsters, loud music, endless liquor and life on the edge.
"They Die Alone" by Christopher Bartley covered the whole gamut along with surprising twists in the storyline.
Ross Duncan is a mystery: a bank robber with a conscience. His story reads like someone's journal that was hidden away for eighty years. He is a loner being recruited by both the Irish and Italian mobs in 1934 Chicago.He tries to stay under the radar while searching for his dead partner's younger sister.
Christopher Bartley gets all of the details right while keeping you on edge throughout the book. If you like historical fiction in noir style, this is a worthy read.
I can't wait to read the other four books in the series!