"No need," Le Brun said, groaning softly as he bent low from his chair to retrieve fallen pieces. "It was pawn to king four, pawn to king four." He began placing the chessmen on the board. "Knight to king's bishop three, knight to queen's bishop three. Bishop to knight five, pawn to queen's rook three. Bishop to rook four, knight to bishop three. Knight to bishop three, pawn to queen three. Then pawn to queen four and pawn to queen's knight four. Your move."
As it becomes abundantly clear that Le Brun is as far from being a rube in sheriff's clothing as Jay Gould is from standing in a soup line, Morgan parries and Le Brun thrusts amidst a shifting stream of adversaries and allies. These include newspaper tycoon Joseph Pulitzer, Judge Iley Tidewell and his son, Le Brun's chief deputy Warfield Tidewell, assorted robber barons and titans of industry, and any number of duplicitous, nefarious, and dangerously armed factota. In the end, Monahan has crafted in The Jekyl Island Club a well-plotted and richly peopled period whodunit that rises, with an almost imperceptible pitch, to a place where lovers of mystery long to travel but rarely seem to go. --Michael Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I really enjoyed this book and actually the whole series. Well written, interesting characters. I liked it so much that I wanted to share. So it is now in the public library.Published 9 months ago by Oznayim
They Jekyl Island Club was the first book I read by this author. I thoroughly enjoyed it so my husband, who is very particular about what he reads as he is very careful how he... Read morePublished on March 17, 2012 by Seeker of Information
This vovel took a while to read. It was very wordy, but I still enjoyed it. I was amazed to think that higher class people thought they could get away with devious plots. Read morePublished on July 13, 2011 by GApeach
The book was in great shape, I always try to order previously used books, RRR. The site was simple to navigate. The book was a good, simple read.Published on May 16, 2011 by Frank Willis
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The writing is very good, creating a visual texture of the places and times. Set in 1899 we get to see the ruling elites (J.P. Read morePublished on March 2, 2011 by S. L. P.
"Great page turner" is a spectacularly apt way to describe the Jekyl Island Club. It is a little slow in the beginning, but once it gets going (about 20 pages in), it's incredibly... Read morePublished on August 16, 2010 by Dang Lad
Brent Monahan has created a delightful series beginning with the Jekyl Island Club. The sheriff is a comfortable 'character' who relates to the reader. Read morePublished on October 12, 2008 by Halloween Lady