TCC's Quarterly Author Series
Criminal Gold and Tarnished Gold
Triangle Community Center is hosting author Ann Aptaker. Ann penned Criminal Gold, as well as Tarnished Gold. Criminal Gold and Tarnished Gold are part of a lesbian noir series, and both books have received excellent reviews.
You can come to TCC to meet Ann, to get your copy of her books, and to get the latest on these riveting lesbian noir mystery books!
Refreshments will be served.
About the author (from boldstrokesbooks.com):
Native New Yorker Ann Aptaker has earned a reputation as a respected if cheeky exhibition designer and curator of art during her career in museums and galleries. Taking the approach that what art authorities find uncomfortable the public would likely enjoy, exhibitions Ann has curated have garnered favorable reviews in the New York Times, Art in America,American Art Review, and other publications.
She brings the same attitude and philosophy to her first love: writing, especially a tangy variety of historical crime fiction. Ann’s short stories have appeared in two editions (2003 and 2004) of the noir crime anthology Fedora. Her flash fiction story, “A Night In Town,” appeared in the online zine Punk Soul Poet. In addition to curating and designing art exhibitions and writing crime stories, Ann is also an art writer and an adjunct professor of art history at the New York Institute of Technology.
Some reviews for Criminal Gold and Tarnished Gold:
5 Stars to Criminal Gold:
"It sounds cliche to say "I couldn't put this book down", but, in my case, it's true. Cantor Gold, who tells the story, grabbed my attention and never let go! Cantor has a wry sense of humor, is street wise, and doesn't pull punches. When Opal Shaw, fiancee of Sig Loreale, is dropped from the Brooklyn Bridge onto Cantor's boat, Sig holds Cantor's friend Rosie hostage until Cantor can name the killer. Since Sig's business is murder-for-hire, he's not a man to cross. Criminal Gold is filled with liars, double crossers, lust, and death.
Aptaker lives in New York City. She writes with an insider's knowledge of her beloved city and draws word pictures so vividly, that readers can visualize the scenes. This is a gripping novel with some great twists and turns as Cantor goes about the task of finding out who killed Opal Shaw."
5 Stars to Tarnished Gold:
"This is the magnificent follow-up novel to 'Criminal Gold' and it is delightfully even more engaging than the opening book. Once again Cantor Gold is astounding as the primary lead within this splendid story. She is in some ways more outrageous and in other ways more polished as she maneuvers through society and the criminal underbelly in New York City of 1950. Articulate and knowledgeable about fine art and other treasures she retrieves, Cantor is still sartorially impressive while proficient in her procurement of the masterpieces requested by her well-heeled clients. In addition to her returning friends and associates, her professional adjutants are essential members of her ad-hoc team that definitely smooth the process required to pick up, collect, and retrieve the priceless articles solicited. This is a startling pièce de résistance! ..."
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