Thanks to Blogging for Books I received a free copy of "Empire of Sin" by Gary Krist to review. I love history, especially the seedier history of our country, and New Orleans is full of seedy history. The books is amazing! It's very well written, full of action and mystery and crime. I cannot say enough good things about it. The only problem is, most of what i want to say would be a spoiler for the actual book. So, i will share with you the books synopsis and say this, if you like seedy history, or intrigue and crime novels, or even just New Orleans, you should read this book!
"From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans’ other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City.
Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s elite “better half” against its powerful and long-entrenched underworld of vice, perversity, and crime. This early-20th-century battle centers on one man: Tom Anderson, the undisputed czar of the city's Storyville vice district, who fights desperately to keep his empire intact as it faces onslaughts from all sides. Surrounding him are the stories of flamboyant prostitutes, crusading moral reformers, dissolute jazzmen, ruthless Mafiosi, venal politicians, and one extremely violent serial killer, all battling for primacy in a wild and wicked city unlike any other in the world."