Queenpin by Megan Abbott
A Novel

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Re-released to coincide with Abbott’s newest novel, Dare Me, this eBook edition of Queenpin also includes the original short story, "Policy," that the novel was based on.

A young woman hired to keep the books at a down-at-the-heels nightclub is taken under the wing of the infamous Gloria Denton, a mob luminary who reigned during the Golden Era of Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano. Notoriously cunning and ruthless, Gloria shows her eager young protégée the ropes, ushering her into a glittering demimonde of late-night casinos, racetracks, betting parlors, inside heists, and big, big money. Suddenly, the world is at her feet--as long as she doesn't take any chances, like falling for the wrong guy. As the roulette wheel turns, both mentor and protégée scramble to stay one step ahead of their bosses and each other.

About Megan Abbott

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Megan Abbott is the Edgar Award-winning author of five previous novels. She received her Ph.D. in literature from New York University and has taught literature, writing, and film at NYU, the New School, and SUNY-Oswego. She lives in New York City.
Published June 5, 2007 by Simon & Schuster. 194 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A young woman’s brutal education in the Las Vegas syndicate includes learning how to play, and betray, her ice-queen boss.

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nowhere where “the kid” is doing the mobbed-up books, and Gloria comes in every few weeks to count “Jerome’s vig.” The kid absorbs very entertaining lessons in how to dress, move, behave, and how to pick up, transport and distribute payoffs and winnings—until she falls for sweet-talking gambler V...

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