E. R. Yatscoff talks about The Rumrunner's Boy and Fire Dream
Welcome to E. R. Yatscoff, a fellow BWL Publishing author!
I had the pleasure of reviewing Edward's novel The Rumrunner's Boy, which was a finalist for Crime Writer's of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award...
The Rumrunner's Boy:
A great coming of age story set during the U.S. prohibition in the 1920s. The reader learns a lot of history while main character Jarrod has to deal with filling the shoes of his sick father while he grows up fast running rum on the waters of Lake Erie around Windsor and the Erie Islands. While there were spots that could have used a minor edit, I found the book to be a realistic view of what life was like for a young man in the 1920s. Lots of twists, turns, and action. I’d highly recommend for pre-teen/early teen readers.
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Fire Captain Gerry Ormond is launched to national prominence and receives a Medal of Valor. A visit to his hometown after a twenty-year absence unleashes a killer—a vengeful arsonist with ties to an old murder by three fraternity teenagers looking for a treasure. Gerry was one of them. Nick Modano, ex-frat president, now a drug dealer, is the only other participant alive involved in the old crime. Nick never forgets or forgives Gerry for running out on him that fateful night. Karen, his high school sweetheart, ignites a dangerous obsession. Her husband looks good for a recent unsolved arson/murder. Samantha ‘Sam’ Markham, a crack fire investigator, hounds Gerry at every turn. The almost forgotten past has risen from the ooze and taken on a life of its own. It’s a tightrope he walks in a town where old friends are now enemies.
THE RUMRUNNER'S BOY