Come at the King: Women with steely determination persevere in this atmospheric historical fiction saga.

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Shari Decter Hirst, Apr 26, 2019 - Fiction - 326 pages

She's losing her business. He's lost his mind. As the Great Depression closes in, will either of them survive?

Philadelphia, 1931. Maggie Barnes isn't proud of everything she's done to make it this far. But with her bank closed and her accountancy clients circling the drain, she may be all out of options. With her livelihood in danger, her only path toward keeping the lights on may be working with a vicious mobster one final time…

Mickey Duffy's sanity hangs by a thread. Convinced there's a rat in his family, the ruthless bootlegger hires occasional enemy Maggie Barnes to nail the traitor. But with both the cops and the mob threatening to take him down, his latest effort to clean house could get him killed.

When Maggie discovers a dark secret in Mickey's books, the criminal completely snaps. Will her less-than-legal efforts to keep her business afloat end up getting both of them killed?

Come at the King is the explosive final novel in The Bootleggers’ Chronicles historical crime fiction series. If you like Prohibition-era lawlessness, meticulous historical detail, and mysteries with a ghostly twist, then you’ll love Sherilyn Decter’s thrilling tale.

Buy Come at the King to survive the crash today!


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About the author (2019)

Do you love flappers and gangsters? See yourself in a fedora or fringe? 

The Roaring Twenties and Prohibition were a fantasy land, coming right after the horrors and social upheaval of World War I. Even a century later, it all seems so exotic.

Women got the vote, started working outside the home, and (horrors!) smoked and drank in public places. They even went on unchaperoned dates (gasp)! Corsets were thrown into the back of the closets, and shoes were discovered to be an addictive fashion accessory after hemlines started to rise. And thanks to Prohibition, suddenly it was fashionable to break the law. The music was made in America- ragtime, delta blues, and of course jazz. Cocktails were created to hide the taste of the bathtub gin. Flappers were dancing, beads and fringes flying. Fedoras were tipped. And everyone was riding around in automobiles (aka struggle buggies and I leave it to your imagination why- wink.)

Bootleggers' Chronicles grew out of that fascination. Writing as Sherilyn Decter, I will eventually have a series of historical crime fiction novels dealing with the bootleggers, gangsters, flappers, public corruption, and the general lawlessness that defined Prohibition. 

Growing up on the prairies and living next to the ocean, I am a creature of endless horizons. Writing allows me to discover what's just over the next one. I live in a century old house and perhaps its creaks and groans have inspired my love of history. My husband and I have three amazing daughters, a couple of spoiled grandchildren whom I adore, and two bad dogs.

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