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The Abduction of Nelly Don

by Patrice Williams Marks

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What a story this turned out to be. You see how a woman had to work and get up in the world. Though most of this deal on kidnapping, You see what it like in 1930's. It more crime and Mystery of who is creating all the mayhem.



A Senator wanted to help a close friend and son. Though when he could not help them. He get another chance. Will he do everything to find Nelly Don? You learn and get twist and surprises around every corner.

As you read, you are wondering who is it is? You will want to know why? It get you to want read until you get to last page. Though for me It only held my interest. Though it a great. I say it an 4 to a 4.5 rating.

If you are a reader of crime and / or mystery. This may be a book for you. ( )
  Lindz2012 | Jan 19, 2016 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I received this book for free thru and Early Reviewers contest on Goodreads. This story which is based on true events (although it seems some names were changed) made the reader feel as though they were back in 1930's America; when prohibition, the depression, organized crime and want to be gangsters were the order of the day. When the few who remained rich became the targets of those who were not. It is a well researched and well written book using the language of the times. As someone with an American History degree, I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to get a true feeling of what it was like to live during this era. Kudos to Patrice Williams Marks for a great read. ( )
  finallycj | Aug 10, 2015 |
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BASED ON A TRUE STORY.  During the Great Depression, high profile kidnappings became more and more commonplace. On December 17, 1931, self-made millionaire fashion designer Nell Donnelly becomes the next casualty.


Senator Reed, a family friend, steps in to lead the investigation. Impatient with ineffective police efforts, he is willing to go to extraordinary measures. How extraordinary? How about enlisting the help of two of Kansas City's most notorious crime bosses. This deal with two devils may very well be Reed's downfall. But more importantly, will the involvement of hardened gangsters lead to Nell Donnelly's freedom or her demise?

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:47:32 -0400)

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