|Title:||Jimmie Dale and the Blue Envelope Murder (Jimmie Dale #4)|
|Publisher:||Doubleday & Company, Inc.|
These Jimmie Dale books are solid if a little repetitive. This one had a great twisty plot full of disguises and smugglers and murders. It's set in New York City and on Long Island during prohibition. Dale and his fiancee make up a sort of vigilante team bringing crooks to justice when they've managed to elude the cops. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Packard, Frank Lucius
Frank Lucius Packard (February 2, 1877—February 17, 1942) was a Canadian novelist.
He was born in Montreal, Quebec and educated at McGill University and the University of Liege. As a young man he worked as a civil engineer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. His experiences working on the railroad led to his writing many railroad stories, then to a series of mystery novels, the most famous of which featured a character called Jimmie Dale. He wrote more than 20 books featuring Dale, a wealthy New York society figure by day and an expert safecracker by night.
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