Beatriz Williams, author of The Wicked City, on tour January/February 2017

Posted By on January 15, 2017

About The Wicked City

• Hardcover: 384 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (January 17, 2017)

New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams recreates the New York City of A Certain Age in this deliciously spicy adventure that mixes past and present and centers on a Jazz Age love triangle involving a rugged Prohibition agent, a saucy redheaded flapper, and a debonair Princetonian from a wealthy family.

When she discovers her husband cheating, Ella Hawthorne impulsively moves out of their SoHo loft and into a small apartment in an old Greenwich Village building. Her surprisingly attractive new neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement at night. Tenants have reported strange noises after midnight—laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano—even though the space has been empty for decades. Back in the Roaring Twenties, the place hid a speakeasy.

In 1924, Geneva “Gin” Kelly, a smart-mouthed flapper from the hills of western Maryland, is a regular at this Village hideaway known as the Christopher Club. Caught up in a raid, Gin becomes entangled with Prohibition enforcement agent Oliver Anson, who persuades her to help him catch her stepfather Duke Kelly, one of Appalachia’s most notorious bootleggers.

Headstrong and independent, Gin is no weak-kneed fool. So how can she be falling in love with the taciturn, straight-arrow Revenue agent when she’s got Princeton boy Billy Marshall, the dashing son of society doyenne Theresa Marshall, begging to make an honest woman of her? While anything goes in the Roaring Twenties, Gin’s adventures will shake proper Manhattan society to its foundations, exposing secrets that shock even this free-spirited redhead—secrets that will echo from Park Avenue to the hollers of her Southern hometown.

As Ella discovers more about the basement speakeasy, she becomes inspired by the spirit of her exuberant predecessor, and decides to live with abandon in the wicked city too. . . .

Purchase Links

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About Beatriz Williams

A graduate of Stanford University with an MBA from Columbia, Beatriz Williams spent several years in New York and London hiding her early attempts at fiction, first on company laptops as a communications strategy consultant, and then as an at-home producer of small persons, before her career as a writer took off. She lives with her husband and four children near the Connecticut shore.

Find out more about Beatriz at her website, and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Tour Stops

Tuesday, January 17th: Girls Just Reading

Wednesday, January 18th: bookchickdi

Thursday, January 19th: West Metro Mommy

Friday, January 20th: A Chick Who Reads

Monday, January 23rd: Books and Bindings

Tuesday, January 24th: Kritters Ramblings

Friday, January 27th: BookNAround

Monday, January 30th: I Wish I Lived in a Library

Tuesday, January 31st: Thoughts On This ‘n That

Wednesday, February 1st: Literary Lindsey

Thursday, February 2nd: The Book Date

Thursday, February 2nd: Reading Reality

Friday, February 3rd: View from the Birdhouse

Monday, February 6th: StephTheBookworm

Tuesday, February 7th: Tina Says…

Tuesday, February 7th: 5 Minutes For Books

Wednesday, February 8th: Reading to Distraction

Thursday, February 9th: A Bookish Affair

Friday, February 10th: Life By Kristen

Friday, February 10th: Library of Clean Reads


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