Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles
1938, Manhattan. A cool time and place to write a book about. Two young women, who share a room in a boarding house, meet a young banker in a jazz bar and their lives change forever. Kate, the granddaughter of immigrants, has brains, ambition, and drive. Eve, from a well-to-do Indiana family, wants a life bigger than Indiana can offer. Tinker has a good heart, sense of responsibility and secrets. I know a few people I should send Washington's Rules of Civility to.