The Styx by Jonathon KingThe Styx by Jonathon King

The Styx

byJonathon King

Paperback | October 14, 2010

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A powerful historical novel of greed, murder, and conspiracy set in turn-of-the-century Palm Beach

The Great Migration of the 1890s remade south Florida as Northern developers, former sharecroppers, and recent immigrants rushed to the state to seek their fortunes. Sitting atop it all was the Royal Poinciana Hotel, built on the shores of Palm Beach by real estate tycoon Henry Flagler. Nearby was the Styx, an African American community that housed many of the Royal Poinciana’s 1,200 workers. Shortly after the hotel’s completion, the Styx would be mysteriously burned to the ground in a tragedy clouded for generations by rumor and myth—until now.
 
Riveting and suspenseful, The Styx is a historical novel that brings to life the frenzy of Reconstruction-era Florida, the racial tensions simmering beneath the surface, and the events that changed one community forever.
 
This ebook contains an illustrated biography of the author featuring never-before-seen photos.
Jonathon King is an Edgar Award–winning mystery novelist and the creator of the bestselling Max Freeman crime series. Born in Lansing, Michigan, in the 1950s, King worked as a crime reporter in Philadelphia and Fort Lauderdale for twenty-four years before becoming a full-time novelist. Along with the seven books of the Max Freeman seri...
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Title:The StyxFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.55 inPublished:October 14, 2010Publisher:Open Road Media Mystery & ThrillerLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1453209905

ISBN - 13:9781453209905

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“King’s writing is gritty, vivid, and suspenseful.” —Harlan Coben