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Glen David Gold was born in Hollywood and raised in San Francisco where he began his life-long love of the strange and dazzling aspects of history. Carter Beats the Devil is his first novel.
The jazz age of the early 1900s brought vividly to life in one the best historical novels I have read in a long time. It follows the life of a magician, the death of a president and the ensuing investigation. It’s got the lot; mystery, romance, the thrill of the stage, exquisite period detail, fascinating characters and adventure. Long, but truly addictive, I cannot recommend it highly enough. It’s a great book.Comparison: Louise Welsh, Audrey Niffenegger, Caleb Carr.