By Lee Irby
Seven-thousand clams is lots of money--and whilst Frank will get a tip that the Yankees are approximately to start spring education in St. Petersburg, Florida, he wastes no time leaving New Jersey to trace down the Babe. Frank thinks he is coated his bases: alongside for the journey is a deadly and curvy blonde named Ginger DeMore. She’s shrewdpermanent, she packs a snub-nose pistol in her handbag, and she’s the best associate to aid persuade the Babe to cough up the dough. it sort of feels just like the excellent plan, yet Frank and Ginger aren’t the one ones looking their fortunes in Florida. 1920’s St. Pete is a veritable nest of vipers. Hustlers, gamblers, Yankee enthusiasts, or even a sociopath are lurking within the booming burg—not to say a staff of gangsters despatched via a trendy Chicago mobster named Al Capone (who’s recommended his boys to scour town for a curvy dame through the identify of Ginger DeMore).
In this taut Roaring Twenties crime novel, choked with colourful characters either actual and imagined, Lee Irby takes readers instantly into the real center of the period, bringing to existence all of the scorching style—from the slang and the models to the odor of tub gin. invaluable of a spot at Elmore Leonard’s desk, 7,000 CLAMS is an tremendously unique story and an outstanding fiction debut.
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