Queenpin

Megan Abbott

fiction Crime Mystery
dark tense fast-paced

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A young woman hired to keep the books at a down-at-the-heels nightclub is taken under the wing of the infamous Gloria Denton, a mob luminary who reigned during the Golden Era of Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano. Notoriously cunning and ruthless, Gloria shows her eager young protégée the ropes, ushering her into a glittering demimonde of late-night casinos, racetracks, betting parlors, inside heists, and big, big money. Suddenly, the world is at her feet--as long as she doesn't take any chances, like falling for the wrong guy. As the roulette wheel turns, both mentor and protégée scramble to stay one step ahead of their bosses and each other.

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dark 100%
tense 100%

Pace

fast 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 100%

Loveable characters?

No: 100%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters centre-stage?

Yes: 100%

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