Chicago May Book – By Harry Duffin
In Chicago May Book, January 1919, a sixteen-year Irish peasant girl, May Sharpe, escapes her abusive father by stealing his savings and flees Ireland, dreaming of finding a new, glamorous life in America.
But arriving in the harsh New York winter, May, homeless and penniless, is drawn into the criminal underworld by smooth criminal, `Society´ Eddie Young, who promises her a life of excitement and easy money.
May’s new life of crime is not about morality, it´s pragmatic. She dupes men who think she is a whore and is soon living the life of her dreams as she becomes New York’s ‘Queen of Crooks’, the top conwoman in New York.
But a young, idealistic cop, Joe Perski, tries to save her from Eddie´s influence. Joe, as quintessentially good as Eddie is dishonest, has fallen for the beautiful, feisty May and makes it his mission to `save´ her, before she finds herself in prison for life.
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“Brilliantly written. At times exciting, at times tender, at times shocking. A great love story. “
“Fast paced and exciting throughout. Would make a good film.”
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“Mr.Duffin has the capacity of bringing his characters and scenes into such a visual way that one feels one is watching a black and white movie. The characters demand to be cast.”
“A real page turner. Full of intrigue, tension, and a good deal of old-fashioned fun.”
Superb gripping story. Surely a movie in here!
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“Great story. Beautifully told. good book”
“Started this Chicago May book on a three-hour plane ride and was sorry when I had to put it down to land. The kind of book that makes you want to get to the next chapter. “