Jelly's Gold

Jelly s Gold Rush McKenzie a retired St Paul policeman and unexpected millionaire often works as an unlicensed P I doing favors as it suits him When graduate students Ivy Flynn and Josh Berglund show up with a s

  • Title: Jelly's Gold
  • Author: David Housewright
  • ISBN: 9780312370824
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jelly's Gold

    Rush McKenzie, a retired St Paul policeman and unexpected millionaire, often works as an unlicensed P.I doing favors as it suits him When graduate students Ivy Flynn and Josh Berglund show up with a story about 8 million in missing stolen gold from the 30s, McKenzie is intrigued.In the early 20th century, St Paul, Minnesota was an open city a place where gangstRush McKenzie, a retired St Paul policeman and unexpected millionaire, often works as an unlicensed P.I doing favors as it suits him When graduate students Ivy Flynn and Josh Berglund show up with a story about 8 million in missing stolen gold from the 30s, McKenzie is intrigued.In the early 20th century, St Paul, Minnesota was an open city a place where gangsters could come and stay unmolested by the local authorities Frank Jelly Nash was suspected of masterminding a daring robbery of gold bars in 1933, but, before he could unload it, he was killed in the Kansas City Massacre His gold, they believe, is still somewhere in St Paul.But they aren t the only ones looking So are a couple of two bit thugs, a woman named Heavenly, a local big wig, and others When Berglund is shot dead outside of Ivy s apartment, the treasure hunt turns unexpectedly deadly McKenzie is looking for than a legendary stash from seventy five years ago, he s looking for a killer and the long hidden truth behind Jelly s gold.

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    1. Susan Grace

      I am enjoying this series so very much! Author David Housewright has created a great character in Rushmore McKenzie! Once again, McKenzie decides to help someone and once again, he helps himself to a nice serving of mystery, murder, and a bit of mayhem! So many suspects! So many questions! Really difficult book to put down and I was always happy to pick it back up!

    2. LJ

      First Sentence: Frank Nash was dead.Rushmore McKenzie was a policeman in St. Paul, Minnesota until an unexpected event caused him to resign the force and become a millionaire. Now, he’s an unlicensed PI doing “favors” when something interests him. In the 1930s, St. Paul was a save haven for the gangsters of the time in a city where the authorities were almost more crooked than the bad guys. Frank “Jelly” Nash was suspected of masterminding the $8 million theft of gold bars in 1933. Nas [...]

    3. Terry

      P.I.Rushmore McKenzie helps out friends again--former cop who won the lottery always helps his friends. . . is one pulls us into the world of 30s gangsters and long-lost gold (as in bank robberies). Bit of caper and an easy read. Good way to learn about St. Paul history.

    4. Al Iverson

      A treasure hunt in St. Paul? WOW! OK, it's a little sillyybe even sillier than the previous McKenzie books. But, I enjoyed it.

    5. Beth

      Didn’t like this one quite as much as the others. This was probably because I didn’t like most of the characters. Mac had endless (and I think cluelessly and frustratingly) compassion for one of the young women who I never liked and thought she was undeserving of the grace he showed her. The ending was very good, but the truth about the gold was still a bit of a letdown.

    6. Laura

      Rushmore McKenzie was a St. Paul policeman until an unexpected event allowed him to retire as a millionaire. Now he does favors for friends as an unlicensed private investigator. When graduate students Ivy Flynn (who first appeared in Tin City) and Josh Berglund come to him and ask for help finding gold never recovered from a 1930's bank robbery in North Dakota, McKenzie is intrigued.What follows is a wonderful combination of a classic caper story and an interesting look into the seedy underbell [...]

    7. Anna Marie

      Reminiscent of Mikey Spillane and Travis McGee. McKenzie, a retired St. Paul policeman with enough money to have time on his hands, is involved in another mystery. "Jelly" Nash, a gentleman bank robber from the '30s, escaped with 32 gold bars, hid them, and was killed before he could fence them.Are the bars still buried somewhere in St. Paul? Did someone find them already, or are they up for grabs? McKenzie starts off with two partners, an old friend Ivy and her boyfriend Berglund. But by the ti [...]

    8. Chris

      David Housewright is like John Sandford's funnier twin brother. They both write mysteries, they've both developed fantastic main characters and they've both established their main characters in Minnesota. They are both, in short, fabulous. Jelly's Gold features Housewright's Rushmore McKenzie, a wise-cracking, kitchen gadget-loving, jazz-fanatic of a character. He's not a detective, just a slightly eccentric guy who uses his former police skills for good. The results are magic. Jelly's Gold is a [...]

    9. Julie

      I saw the author pick up a MN book award for this and he was a jaunty entertaining speaker. Intrigued, I got the book at the library and was sort of discouraged at first because there are so many characters. Not only do we follow Rushmore McKenzie the sleuth and his immediate comrades, we get a bunch of suspects, hit men and then an entire historical group of gangsters to keep track of. Slow going at first. Being from the Twin Cities I was amazed at the geography the author throws out. "This is [...]

    10. Clare

      I'm on a kick where I'm reading books based in the Twin Cities (or Minnesota) by Minnesota authors. This is another one. If you never had to worry about money again, what would you do? In Rushmore McKenzie's case, he "helps out" friends and solves mysteries. His young friend Ivy wants him to track down a dead gangster's gold. Turns out, St. Paul was a haven for mobsters in the 20s and 30s. This book narrates Jelly's life and death, and McKenzie's investigation. There's also a young bombshell nam [...]

    11. Melissa

      I would never have selected this book to read on my own, but when my book club decided to read it, of course I accepted the assignment! It was a good book - better than I expected. It was a good mystery about murder and a treasure hunt for a cache of gold bars stolen by gangsters and never recovered. The book was filled with interesting characters and fun historical and current references made about Minnesota, specifically the Twin Cities area. Sometimes I did get bogged down in the characters a [...]

    12. Su

      I made an unexpected discovery of yet another Minnesota author and found his writing to be most enjoyable. In this book, the author flashes back between the present and the 1930's, a time when gangsters practically owned the city of St. Paul. The mystery itself centers on several groups of people determined to uncover a stash of gold bars hidden in the 30's by bank robber Frank Nash. It was a very entertaining read.

    13. Jame

      I have read all of the Rushmore Mckenzie crimes novels, but this one was definitely a 3 star possibly a 2.5 star. The characters were all well developed and I appreciated the brief history on the crime scene of the 20's and 30's but overall the story seemed to stagnate from time to time making this one a bit difficult to complete. I was hoping for more of the intensity that the other novels such as "Dead Boyfriends" and "Pretty Girl Gone", had.

    14. Karla

      Enjoying this. I think it would be a good "if you like Robert B. Parker you might like this author", although the author bristled when I likened him to Parker. He didn't elaborate why he didn't care to be compared, but I feel confident that others feel as I do. As a librarian these connections are very important when acting as a readers' advisor.

    15. Tom Hicks

      You know a good book when it makes your emotions come out. I've read all of his books and this was one of the best. Got me thinking about researching the facts about the old gansters. I recently saw the movie Public Enemies with Johnny Depp and it was an action based movie with a little history involved. Good movie.

    16. Marcy

      Probably a 3.5 star book, really. Just not a four star. Very quick, enjoyable read. Loved the St. Paul references as I'm a transplant to the Twin City area. Mystery was interesting, but had a tidy end that wasn't very complicated. Really liked the style of Mr. Housewright's writing - well-paced and to the point. Had some humor, too, which was a nice touch.

    17. Jenny

      I couldn't put this book down. DH always captures my attention from page one. Loved the 1930's gangster plotline. The book has a lot of character. I'm from the St. Paul area and am familiar with landmarks mentioned in the book so that adds a fun element to reading the McKenzie novels. This would make a good movie. Anyone agree?

    18. Kat

      this was the only one i didnt like of the series. mckinzie was looking for gold from the 1930's robbery (he found it in the wall). but i didnt let this stop me, i am reading the next book right now and like it 100%

    19. Oaken

      A few issues with editing on this book but overall it was a great dance into St. Paul MN past with gangsters and corruption in the 1930s. Nice cast of characters that moved around like a slapstick comedy of yore.

    20. Heather

      January - lakes book club.People are looking for "gold" that is hidden in St. Paul from the gangster days. A fast read and the gangster trivia was interesting, as well as all of the references to St. Paul. The lakes book club is talking about doing a gangster tour this summer.

    21. Jan

      Jelly's Gold was a break from the usual form for a McKenzie story. I love history, so I really liked this one. AND, as a librarian, I appreciated the value he put on all the libraries he used to research this time in St. Paul and its colorful characters. It was SO easy to believe it all!!

    22. Dawn

      Just saw Housewright at the Prior Lake Library. He was up for (and won, by the way) a Minnesota Book Award for Jelly's Gold. After seeing him at the library I started reading Jelly's. I liked it, and since I had just seen him and heard him speak, Mackenzie came more to life for me.

    23. Elizabeth

      This was potentially my favorite McKenzie mystery. I loved the historical aspect and it was just a fun read overall.

    24. Joe O'Connor

      Excellent; Continuing character: Rushmore McKenzie; a treasure hunt for gold stolen by gansters 70 years prior leads to murder

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