Ladies Night is penned by Carol Malone – under the pseudonym ‘Jill Tunney’ (rather than Jack – makes sense right?) While romance will feature prominently, the main story will still center on boxing, the big fight, and a happy resolution to the romance aspects of the tale. Throw gangster Mickey Cohen into the mix, and there’s a good dollup of crime in there as well.
Here’s the spiel:
Los Angeles, 1954 … Gangsters, crime, boxing – and romance …
Jimmy Doherty, a hard-luck orphan from the south side of Chicago, was mentored in the sweet science of boxing by Father Tim Brophy, the Battling Priest of St. Vincent’s Asylum for Boys. Jimmy’s fists were good enough to take him to LA where he has begun his rise up the local fight-cards. He has big plans to be a contender and even bigger plans for Lindy – his trainer’s only daughter, who’s sweeter than apple pie and harder to resist.
But when Lindy is arrested for killing a boxer with ties to gangster Mickey Cohen, Jimmy is forced to join forces with the arresting detective – who would like to do much more with Lindy than put her in handcuffs – in a desperate search for the real killer.
Love can be murder – in the ring and out …
Fight Card: Ladies Night is currently available for kindle from Amazon (and a paperback will be following soon).