Month: October 2017

Queen of Spades by Michael Shou-Yung Shum

Title: Queen of SpadesAuthor: Michael Shou-Yung ShumPublished by: Forest Avenue PressPublication date: 10 October 2017 Genre: General Fiction, SuspenseISBN:  19424363319Mareli’s rating: 3.5 starsRecommend to: If you have a gambling problem – stay clear. This book reveals the ‘magic’ of a casino and the luck of the card. Description: Queen of Spades revamps the classic Pushkin fable of the same name, transplanted to a mysterious Seattle-area casino populated by a pit boss with six months to live, a dealer obsessing over the mysterious methods of an elderly customer known as the Countess, and a recovering gambler who finds herself trapped in a cultish twelve-step program. With a breathtaking climax that rivals the best Hong Kong gambling movies, Michael Shou-Yung Shum’s debut novel delivers the thrilling highs and lows that come when we cede control of our futures to the roll of the dice and the turn of a card. Forest Avenue Press “We can never know anything for sure”, the Countess replied. “for what we speak of is gambling” What an […]

Posted October 28, 2017