Title: A Menacing Luster: Chicago 1927, the end of the Jazz Age and the beginning of the Art of Luminous Watch-Face Painting
Author: Kathleen Anne Fleming
Date: October 28, 2023
ABOUT THE BOOK:
At the tail end of the Jazz Age, Chicago experienced everything from Prohibition and flappers to the grip of Al Capone and the Crash of the stock market in 1929. Yet amidst such extremes, a quiet but insidious threat masqueraded as a beacon of hope; the discovery of radium. Young women, drawn by the lustrous allure of the magical element, willingly sought out employment in factories, each working to perfect the art of luminous watch-face painting, only to have their light extinguished. Now imagine not only reading about their plight, but actually traveling to 1927 America. It's just another stop on the time-travel continuum for Colette Browning.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kathleen Anne Fleming has a B.A. in English from DePaul University, Chicago and is a former member of the Mystery Writers of America. She has authored six other books; a collection entitled One Impulsive Black Rose as Kathleen O'Sullivan, as well as five mystery novels; The Jazz Age Murders, The Demands of the Dead, Factory of Death, Canary in the Coal Chute and Murder Most Opulent. During her career as an author, she has also worked instructor in numerous writing workshops throughout the Chicago area.