Lacey and the Law is a historical novel by Anne Greene, set in 1924 in Chicago—the height of the roaring twenties. It embraces the era of flappers and speakeasies. Lacey Fairchild is a modern young lady of the time who witnesses the murder of her date and the kidnapping of his sister (her friend) at a popular speakeasy. Mitch Ferguson who is the college roommate of the murder victim, somehow feels responsible in that he was dancing with his roommate’s date, Lacey, at that time. The outcome might have been different, if he had made a different choice that night and stayed with his roommate and his sister.
Lacey and Mitch forge an alliance to find the kidnap victim, Patricia. Mitch goes undercover into the Chicago Mob to rescue her. Lacey also commits to doing her part in finding her friend. With great risk to themselves, they plunge headlong into the dark corruption of 1924’s Chicago.
This short novel is an entertaining, quick read that immerses the reader into the Chicago scene of that time. The author gifted a copy to me in exchange for an honest review of the book. I recommend Lacey and the Law to those who enjoy a light, interesting story.