In 1921, Eve Riser is a talented young musician who gets caught in a drive-by shooting outside a Chicago club. She recovers, only to find that her step-sister Chickie has gone missing-along with three hundred dollars that Eve was supposed to deliver to a Chicago bootlegger. Eve enlists the help of the bootlegger’s sister, Lena, and the two women navigate the back alleys and jazz clubs of the Roaring Twenties, encountering charismatic managers, handsome musicians, and a mysterious gangster called the Walnut who seems to be the key to it all.
As they fight racial barriers trying to discover the truth, Eve and Lena must rely on each other and trust no one else. SUGARLAND mixes the excitement of jazz with the darker side of Prohibition in a gripping story with “real suspense for anyone who likes a good mystery.” (Kirkus Starred Review)