Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Blog tour: THE SILVER GUN by


New York City, 1936. In the midst of the Great Depression, the Big Apple is defiantly striving toward an era infused with art, architecture, and economic progress under the dynamic Mayor La Guardia. But those in City Hall know that tumultuous times can inspire both optimism and deadly danger . . .

It’s been six months since Lane Sanders was appointed Mayor Fiorello “Fio” La Guardia’s new personal aide, and the twenty-three-year-old is sprinting in her Mary Janes to match her boss’s pace. Despite dealing with vitriol from the Tammany Hall political machine and managing endless revitalization efforts, Fio hasn’t slowed down a bit during his years in office. And luckily for Lane, his unpredictable antics are a welcome distraction from the childhood memories that haunt her dreams—and the silver gun she’ll never forget.

When Lane gets attacked and threatened by an assailant tied to one of most notorious gangsters in the city, even the mayor can’t promise her safety. The corrupt city officials seem to be using Lane as a pawn against Fio for disgracing their party in the prior election. But why was the assailant wielding the exact same gun from her nightmares?

Balancing a clandestine love affair and a mounting list of suspects, Lane must figure out how the secrets of her past are connected to the city’s underground crime network—before someone pulls the trigger on the most explosive revenge plot in New York history . . .


Lane was raised by her aunt after her parents died and she almost died. Now she's working in the Mayor's office with the usual jealousy - especially with Fio's relationship with her aunt and his morning stops at their home for breakfast. The political opposition is believed to be behind the recent crime including the murder. They are getting more and more bold, so much so that she seeks the assistance of the well known (and feared) gangster with a promise that she'll find the killer. Amidst all this, Lane has recurring nightmares that include a silver gun, and now she's seen the real thing. What she finds out is unexpected and only adds to the mystery.

The characters are unique in their antics and personalities. The story includes subplots and red herrings to distract the reader.  The pace is steady and I enjoyed the book. This is the first in the Art Deco Mystery series and I look forward to reading more of these as Lane matures. 

About the Author
L .A. Chandlar is the author of the Art Deco Mystery Series with Kensington Publishing featuring Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia and a fresh take on the innovation and liveliness of 1930s New York City. Her debut novel, The Silver Gun released August 29, 2017, and the sequel, The Gold Pawn, will release September 25th, 2018. Laurie has been living and writing in New York City for 16 years and has been speaking for a wide variety of audiences for over 20 years including a women’s group with the United Nations. Her talks range from NYC history, the psychology of creativity, and the history of holiday traditions. Laurie has also worked in PR for General Motors, writes and fund-raises for a global nonprofit, is the mother of two boys, and has toured the nation managing a rock band.

Watch for the Cover Reveal for the 2nd book in this series on April 23!

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Tour Participants

April 9 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – CHARACTER GUEST POST

April 10 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

April 11 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

April 12 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW, GUEST POST

April 13 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST

April 14 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT, EXCERPT

April 15 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

April 16 – View from the Birdhouse – SPOTLIGHT

April 17 – Carstairs Considers – REVIEW

April 17 – A Blue Million Books – GUEST POST


April 19 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, EXCERPT

April 20 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

April 21 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

April 22 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
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  1. Thank you for your review and information on "The Silver Gun" as well as being part of the book tour.

    This book is on my TBR list an d I'd love the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. This book was already on my TBR list. This blog post just increases my desire to read THE SILVER GUN as soon as I can get a copy.
    I didn't realize I had as much interest in 'history' type novels as I do. And I like the cover. I find the 1920-40 dress & hair styles to be very appealing.
    Thank you for being a part of this tour.

    1. Thank you for stopping by Donna! Enjoy the book!