The Styx Jonathon King

The Styx

Author: Jonathon King
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Book Title
The Styx
Author
Jonathon King
ISBN
9781453209905
A Pinkerton detective is hired to protect a Palm Beach tycoon in this Reconstruction-era tale of luxury hotels, corruption, and murder. The Great Migration of the 1890s remade south Florida as Northern developers, former sharecroppers, and recent immigrants rushed to the state to seek their fortunes. Sitting atop it all was the Royal Poinciana Hotel, built on the shores of Palm Beach by real estate tycoon Henry Flagler. Nearby was the Styx, an African American community that housed many of the Royal Poinciana's 1,200 workers. Shortly after the hotel's completion, the Styx would be mysteriously burned to the ground in a tragedy clouded for generations by rumor and myth--until now.Riveting and suspenseful, The Styx is a historical novel that brings to life the frenzy of Reconstruction-era Florida, the racial tensions simmering beneath the surface, and the events that changed one community forever.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Jonathon KingPublisher: Open Road Media Mystery & ThriPublished: 10/14/2010ISBN: 9781453209905Pages: 264Weight: 0.61lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.55d

A Pinkerton detective is hired to protect a Palm Beach tycoon in this Reconstruction-era tale of luxury hotels, corruption, and murder.

The Great Migration of the 1890s remade south Florida as Northern developers, former sharecroppers, and recent immigrants rushed to the state to seek their fortunes. Sitting atop it all was the Royal Poinciana Hotel, built on the shores of Palm Beach by real estate tycoon Henry Flagler. Nearby was the Styx, an African American community that housed many of the Royal Poinciana's 1,200 workers. Shortly after the hotel's completion, the Styx would be mysteriously burned to the ground in a tragedy clouded for generations by rumor and myth--until now.Riveting and suspenseful, The Styx is a historical novel that brings to life the frenzy of Reconstruction-era Florida, the racial tensions simmering beneath the surface, and the events that changed one community forever.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jonathon King
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thri
Published: 10/14/2010
ISBN: 9781453209905
Pages: 264
Weight: 0.61lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.55d

A Pinkerton detective is hired to protect a Palm Beach tycoon in this Reconstruction-era tale of luxury hotels, corruption, and murder.

The Great Migration of the 1890s remade south Florida as Northern developers, former sharecroppers, and recent immigrants rushed to the state to seek their fortunes. Sitting atop it all was the Royal Poinciana Hotel, built on the shores of Palm Beach by real estate tycoon Henry Flagler. Nearby was the Styx, an African American community that housed many of the Royal Poinciana's 1,200 workers. Shortly after the hotel's completion, the Styx would be mysteriously burned to the ground in a tragedy clouded for generations by rumor and myth--until now.Riveting and suspenseful, The Styx is a historical novel that brings to life the frenzy of Reconstruction-era Florida, the racial tensions simmering beneath the surface, and the events that changed one community forever.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Jonathon King
Publisher: Open Road Media Mystery & Thri
Published: 10/14/2010
ISBN: 9781453209905
Pages: 264
Weight: 0.61lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.25w x 0.55d