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Jimmy and Fay
A Suspense Novel
by Michael Mayo
Mystery & Thrillers
Pub Date 04 Oct 2016
Mobsters, starlets, crooked cops, and one momentous movie come together in Michael Mayo’s newest Jimmy Quinn mystery - Jimmy and Fay. What lover of classic movies and mystery could turn down the opportunity to meet Fay Wray, particularly as a damsel in real life distress? Jimmy Quinn certainly doesn’t when she comes to him with a peculiar problem - she is being blackmailed with pornographic photographs that contain a lookalike. Despite the woman in the photos clearly not being her, Fay wants the issue settled before it becomes embarrassing. Jimmie Quinn, known for his sense of honor and having one foot firmly on each side of the law is an obvious choice for a go-between. He takes his task a step further, and starts looking into who is behind the blackmail. What he finds is far more complicated, and far more deadly - implicating supposed bastions of wealth and propriety.
Set against the glimmering backdrop of a Manhattan nearing the end of prohibition, Jimmy and Fay is an enthralling mystery. I for one cannot deny the allure of early Hollywood, gangsters, and scandal. If you like historical mysteries with plenty of action and a dash of wit, look no further. I highly recommend Jimmy and Fay, and look forward to reading more of Michael Mayo’s mysteries.
I received a copy of Jimmy and Fay from the publisher and netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
In the midst of Prohibition, Jimmy Quinn joins forces with screen siren Fay Wray to take on a King Kong–size case of extortion.
It's March 2, 1933. King Kong is premiering at Radio City Music Hall, and Fay Wray is about to become the most famous actress on earth. So what's she doing hanging around a rundown Manhattan speakeasy? This Hollywood scream queen has come to see Jimmy Quinn, a limping tough guy who knows every gangster in New York—and does his best to steer clear of them all.
A blackmailer has pictures of a Fay Wray lookalike engaged in conduct that would make King Kong blush, and Fay's movie studio—with the cooperation of a slightly corrupt NYPD detective—wants the threat eliminated. Jimmy tries to settle the matter quietly, but stopping the extortion will cut just as deeply as Fay's famous scream, ringing from Broadway all the way to Chinatown.
Jimmy and Fay is the 3rd book in the Jimmy Quinn Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.