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The Jekyl Island Club
The Jekyl Island Club
Author: Brent Monahan
ISBN-13: 9780312276980
ISBN-10: 0312276982
Publication Date: 6/5/2001
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Book Type: Paperback
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I finally gave up on this book. I read about two-thirds of the book, before I said enough was enough. I did not like the way it was written and the story just didn't seem to "flow." I posted it a few minutes ago. I hope the next reader will enjoy it.
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Very entertaining mystery set in coastal Georgia at the turn of the century; the characters are quite fascinating, both the local ones and those from the top levels of society.
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Great mystery novel about a club on Jekyl Island in Georgia. Was really fun reading about all the major characters such as JP Morgan, Joseph Pulitzer, and some other rich men of the era who were members of this club. Great story line, and kept me guessing until just about the end who actually did it.
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Very well-written murder mystery set on the Georgia coast, 1899. From the back cover: At the turn of the century, Jekyl Island, located on the Georgia coast, was the exclusive playground of the very rich - the club's one hundred members controlled one-sixth of the nation's wealth. When a member of the Jekyl Island Club is shot and killed, his fellow captains of industry anxiously conclude it was a hunting accident. Is the impending visit by President McKinley to the Jekyl Island Cub the reason? Could J.P. Morgan himself have been the one who pulled the trigger? Whose side is member and millionaire newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer on? Only the local sheriff, John LeBrun - a wily Civil War veteran with his own agenda - can provide the truth.
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Mr. Monahan has written two others in this series and I've ordered them both. Good biographical info and the wealthy industrialists and newsmen. The main character is Sheriff LeBrun, and he's brilliant in an Andy Griffith sort of way.
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Exciting reading! Set 1899 on Jekyl Island off Georgia's coast, a body is found on a trail near the boat dock. The local mainland sheriff has jurisdiction & begins the investigation. He is a Peter Falk "Columbo" type, clever and thorough, much to the chagrin of the elites, as they are questioned one by one. Pulitzer, J.P. Morgan, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt...all are under suspicion. Delightful look into the personalities and rivalries of these ruling class icons.
It was on this island, which the elites owned collectively, that the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was created by the banksters.