Books From The Backlog – Zemsta by Victoria Brown #booksfromthebacklog


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.

If you would like to join in, swing by Carole’s Random Life in Books.


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What Drives Good People to Do Something Bad? As terrible revelations come to light, four people join together to commit an unspeakable act…

When a member of the privileged upper class frames a Polish immigrant for a socialite’s murder in 1920s Akron, the heart-pounding events that follow lead to a stunning and unexpected conclusion. This gripping tale of bigotry and class distinctions includes political corruption, greed, injustice, murder, and betrayal. While Albo Jablonski endures the atrocious conditions of the state penitentiary, his son Nickels, daughter Antonia, and their friends Kurt and Charlie are tormented by the knowledge that he is innocent. Zemsta is a powerful, character-driven story of three boyhood friends during the tumultuous days of Prohibition that explores the meaning of friendship, family, love, and loyalty.

“Brown’s debut novel recounts how a young woman’s murder affects the lives of childhood friends. But it is the portrayal of real-world history–the height of Prohibition, the early days of cinema–that makes the book such a gem. A nostalgic, authentic novel that charms with its vintage hue.” –Kirkus Reviews

From the Author: Zemsta makes an excellent choice for book clubs. If you are interested in having the author join your book club discussion by Skype, just send a note by e-mail (located in the back of the book) to set it up.

Goodreads rataing 3.83  ·  142 ratings  ·  46 reviews

I added Zemsta by Victoria Brown to my Goodreads TBR on 10.12.12, but grabbed it from Amazon on 7.12.12. I always love a good mystery and even though I don’t read a lot of historical fiction, every once in a while it fits the bill. What is your favorite kind of mystery? Historical fiction? Suspense and fiction? Police Procedurals? Cozy Mysteries? Something light or something in the dark and disturbing?

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