LISTEN NOW: Cheers to THE GIMLET SLIP by Fiona Davis and Greg Wands, an “Audio First” Production! (And a drink recipe!)

By Jennifer Rubins | March 25 2024 | Audiobook News

So what does “Audio First” mean? You can only experience the magic of an exciting Audio First story by listening. . . for now. (The ebook will publish at a future date.)

In this case, raise a glass to LibraryReads Hall-of-Famer, Fiona Davis, and her The Gimlet Slip co-writer, Greg Wands, as they invite listeners to New York, 1933: America is in its second decade of Prohibition, and its citizens have never been thirstier. Lydia Gardiner is the infamous queenpin of a criminal empire. From her penthouse in New York City’s ritzy Plaza Hotel, Lydia deals in all the city’s favorite vices—illegal liquor, drugs, women—ruling with an iron fist, a cold heart, and a knack for beating her coarse male counterparts at their own game.

Jo Hayes is an impulsive young woman determined to forge a life as an auto mechanic, but instead finds herself drawn into Lydia’s orbit following a disastrous car accident.

As Lydia takes Jo under her wing, they get pulled into a daring heist that just might bring down the city’s biggest bootlegger. That is, if they can escape the watchful eye of an up-and-coming NYPD detective with a score to settle. But as the two women flit between shady billiard halls and glitzy soirees, straddling New York’s highest society and seamiest underworld, they will soon learn that nothing is quite what it seems – and everyone has a hidden agenda.

The audiobook production of this fun historical fiction tale is available now and features three fabulous narrators: Carolina Hoyos, Patty Mattson, and Marco Pelaez.

*ATTENDING THE 2024 PLA CONFERENCE? Check out Fiona Davis and Greg Wands at the APA Audio Lunch! Buy your ticket here.



The Gimlet Slip
A Novella

Read by Carolina Hoyos, Patty Mattson, and Marco Pelaez

A headstrong, fast-driving young woman gets pulled into a dangerous bootlegging scheme in this thrilling novella set in glamorous and gritty Prohibition-era New York City, written in an exciting collaboration between bestselling and critically acclaimed authors Fiona Davis and Greg Wands.