Riley was my grandfather on my mother’s side.
He was born on May 6, 1898.
He died on October 18, 1993.
Every day in between, he was a tough son of a bitch.
Quiet, intense, and deadly, Riley is fated never to live the respectable life he convinces himself he craves. Smart, witty, and cocky, Cornelius fancies himself a lover, though he’s actually a bit of a cad. Together, they’re a force to be reckoned with.
Riley and the Roaring Twenties begins where the first book left off, with the boys returning from the Great War. Riley takes up his duties on the family farm near Independence, Missouri. Cornelius is determined to become a famous reporter in New York City and becomes the protégé of the man who knew everything about Broadway in the twenties, Damon Runyon.