Swann’s Lake of Despair

by Charles Salzberg

on Tour Oct 13 – Dec 12

Book Details:

Genre: Detective
Published by: Five Star
Publication Date: October 22nd 2014
Number of Pages: 284
ISBN: 143282936X
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When rare photos, a scandalous diary, and a beautiful woman all go missing at once, the stage is set for three challenging cases for Henry Swann. It begins with an offer to partner up with his slovenly, unreliable frenemy, Goldblatt. The disbarred lawyer-turned-“facilitator” would provide the leads and muscle, while Swann would do all the fancy footwork. A lost diary by a free-loving Jazz Age flapper is worth enough to someone that Swann takes a beat down on an abandoned boardwalk. Pilfered photos of Marilyn Monroe propel him deep into the past of an alcoholic shutterbug, his wife; and he’s hired to search for a lonely writer’s runaway girlfriend. The cases converge and collide in a finale that lifts the curtain on crucial, deadly facts of life for everyone including Swann himself.

Author Bio:

Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, New York magazine, Elle, Good Housekeeping, The New York Times Book Review, The New York Times, GQ and other periodicals. He is the author of over 20 non-fiction books and several novels, including Swann’s Last Song, which was nominated for a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel, and the sequel, Swann Dives In. He also has taught been a Visiting Professor of Magazine at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, and taught writing at Sarah Lawrence College, the Writer’s Voice, and the New York Writers Workshop, where he is a Founding Member.

Catch Up With the Author:

Tour Participants:

1. 10/14/14: Review, Giveaway @ Just Reviews
2. 10/15/14: Review @ Melanies Muse
3. 10/16/14: Guest Post @ Writers and Authors
4. 10/21/14: Interview @ My Devotional Thoughts
5. 10/23/14: Review, Giveaway @ 3 Partners in Shopping
6. 10/28/14: Review @ Vics Media Room
7. 10/29/14: Guest Post @ CMash Reads
8. 11/03/14: Showcase @ Mommabears Book Blog
9. 11/05/14: Review @ Undercover Book Reviews
10. 11/12/14: Review, Giveaway @ Deal Sharing Aunt
11. 11/24/14: Review @ Carols Reviews (Goodreads)
12. 12/01/14: Review @ Brooke Blogs
13. 12/02/14: Review, Giveaway @ Id Rather Be Reading At The Beach
14. 12/10/14: Showcase @ Lauries Thoughts and Reviews
15. 12/11/14: Showcase @ Ryder Islingtons Blog