“Is it a woman? Yes, it is! A woman with a crown.“
Harry Duffin ~ Chicago May
Fleeing an abusive father in Ireland, peasant-girl, May Sharpe chases her dream of a new glamorous life. Arriving penniless in 1919’s America, beautiful May is charmed by successful con-man, Eddie. With her new lover’s guidance, teenage May becomes the city’s ‘Queen of Crooks’.
Having fallen in love with May, a tenacious local cop, Joe, is determined to save her from herself. In the midst of her glitzy life, he urges May to make a decision; a decision which would threaten, not only her new-found fame and fortune, but, her young life…
Inspired by a true story.
Harry Duffin is an award winning British screenwriter, who won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best TV serial for Coronation Street.
He was Head of Development at Cloud 9 Screen Entertainment Group, producing seven major television series, including ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ starring Richard ‘John Boy’ Thomas, and ‘Twist in the Tale’, featuring William Shatner. He is co-creator of the UK Channel Five teen-cult drama series ‘The Tribe’, which ran for five series. Chicago May is the first book of a two-part series.
Review to come…
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