The Ace of Clubs

What is The Ace of Clubs?

The Ace of Clubs is Part 3 of the Red Dog Conspiracy!


If you’ve arrived on this page and have not read The Jacq of Spades (Part 1) and The Queen of Diamonds (part 2) yet, go read them before reading further.

From NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Patricia Loofbourrow:

The Ace of Clubs brings you the third dramatic chapter of the Red Dog Conspiracy.

The one secret which could destroy everything …

After financial disaster and the zeppelin bombing, the city of Bridges is reeling. Three of the four Families are implicated, and an inquest is called to investigate.

After her failure to prove Jack Diamond’s guilt in David Bryce’s kidnapping and the deaths of her friends, private eye and mobster’s moll Jacqueline Spadros has had enough. While she and her former lover Joseph Kerr try to learn who killed their family friend, they also begin making plans to leave the city.

But when she's called as a witness before the inquest, the secrets Jacqui has kept over the years come back to cause her serious trouble. Will she be able to escape Bridges? Or will she be forced to face the terrible consequences of her lies and trickery once and for all?

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Note: this is chapter 3 of a 13-part serial novel. While it’s not mandatory to have read chapter 1 (The Jacq of Spades), and chapter 2 (The Queen of Diamonds), it’s highly recommended that you do so before venturing forth.

Comments on The Ace of Clubs ...

From beta readers:

“In general, you did a great job here. The story goes on very fluently and fast, the twists are sometimes really shocking, and you maintain consistency in your character personalities (except for their development under the circumstances, which is a desired effect) and in the world building as well. One of the best beta drafts I have ever read, to be honest.” – Lenka T

“I like that a lot of this shit has finally been aired and gotten out in the open.” – Corey L

“The book was a good read” – Tasha R

From early ARC reviewers:

On Goodreads:

“What another superb book in this totally mind blowing series. When you think a book can’t get better it does.” – Jackie

“this is a cracking good story” – Julian

“This intricately crafted complex story is one in which the layers build on themselves making a complex web of questions which lead to more questions as the story progresses.” – Holly

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