Reviews

“Boisterous historical fiction” with “the wild energy of a 1930s Warner Bros. crime-movie . . . Mr. Greaves is one helluva good storyteller.” — The Wall Street Journal (A Best Books of 2015 Selection)

“Legal thriller and true crime readers alike will appreciate the results of Greaves’s formidable efforts.” — Library Journal

“Whether readers have an interest in the time period, gangster fiction, or historical novels, they will find plenty to captivate them in Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo).” — Shelf Awareness

“Greaves’ impressive research illuminates many aspects of this long-ago legal spectacular.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Highly recommended historical fiction!  You won’t ever forget this novel.” — Historical Novel Society

“The accounts of courtroom tactics and backroom bargaining are superb . . . Readers will be left with a question of who is dirtier — Thomas Dewey or Lucky Luciano.” — Mystery Scene Magazine

“Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo) has everything you want in a ’30s crime novel: filthy New York alleyways, a mobster with a knack for staying alive, and a scarlet woman with secrets you’ll be dying to know . . . There’s no use trying to predict what will come next; just let Chuck and Tom and George and Cokey Flo lead the way . . . The four together are the perfect recipe for a great noir novel . . . Tom & Lucky has all the elements of a classic courtroom drama, strengthened by the facts and given life and vitality by Greaves’ smartly-written characters and atmospheric Jazz-Age backdrop.  Give this book your attention and you’ll feel like you’re wearing pin-stripes from cover to cover.” — Killer Nashville

“So deeply rooted in fact, its present historical value is undeniable . . . A wonderfully woven tale leading up to, during, and after one of the most sensational trials in United States history.” — ABA Journal

“Using his own experience, [Greaves] weaves an entertaining and compelling tale of greed, compulsion and ambition . . .  For readers interested in the criminal and legal aspects of our history, or colorful characters, Tom & Lucky (and George & Cokey Flo) provides a fascinating tale.” — Durango Herald

“Part political thriller, part legal drama, part hard-boiled pulp, Tom & Lucky is an intriguing glimpse into the dark, glamorous heyday of organized American crime.” — The Sunday Times

“Greaves’ novel is historical fiction in its best sense.  Readers will be reminded of E.L. Doctorow’s Ragtime.” Nassau Lawyer

“A gripping novelization of the famous courtroom drama.”– Colorado Country Life

A FINALIST FOR BOTH THE 2016 MACAVITY AWARD AND THE HARPER LEE PRIZE FOR LEGAL FICTION