Stephen Riegel’s Finding Judge Crater: A Life and Phenomenal Disappearance in Jazz Age New York is a fascinating chronicle of the life, times, and notorious disappearance of Judge Joseph F. Crater in Jazz Age Manhattan.

“The raucous world of Jazz Age Manhattan rushes forth from the pages of this enjoyable narrative—from Tammany politicos and Broadway gadabouts to good government reformers and desperate entrepreneurs, Riegel brings to life a colorful cast of characters and momentous episodes that make this story unforgettable.”

—Robert Chiles, author of The Revolution of ’28 and co-editor of New York History

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