1928 New York dazzles with extravagant parties and illegal liquor. It is the perfect place for Penelope Harris to start over and leave her sordid past behind. But beyond the flow of champagne, murder is afoot, with all clues leading back to the notorious Shanghai nightclub, The Jade Tiger. Can Penelope Harris find the killer before her past catches up to put a noose around her neck?
“The Jade Tiger by E. W. Cooper is a well-crafted Murder Mystery that will make you want to spend the night curled up on the couch with a gimlet and fur. This quick-dealing, fast-talking, character-driven mystery had the feel of a 1940s noir film and the skill of a talented writer who successfully guided readers on an entertaining journey to the past. In this short novel, you will read great descriptions and dynamic dialogue that displays her effort in building a world of flawed characters you'll love to hate. Dark corners and secrets abound in the upper crest of Depression-era New York. Here, we meet Penelope and her moxie crew of family members, former employees, city police, and enemies. The author does a great job of putting readers in the scene at every turn of the page. There’s been extensive research and it shows. From clothing, ambiance, and conversation, you get the sense that you are reading a mystery written a century ago.” —Goodreads review from free ARC via Booksirens.