For A Woman

by Dick Snyder



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/13/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781665573511
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781665573498
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 172
ISBN : 9781665573504

About the Book

This mob storybook navigates nostalgia, a blood fight on the dance floor, a future recast, and three characters as they come together to revive a fading star. It’s one of those fiction books that deals with loyalty and betrayal while navigating mob deals. Shontel, a beautiful black woman, realizes her star is fading in the entertainment world. Can a 35th high school reunion and former high school sweethearts reunite to a reimagined career, or will it end in a mobster’s trunk? Once a lover to Trey and then to Bobby, the trio hopes to rejuvenate her fading career and give them all a new focus on life. What they need are a screenplay and money. Trey leverages his experience to provide the first, while Bobby draws upon his expertise to create mob deals to tap some cash. They find a new reality within weeks, discovering that mob money chokes, perhaps more than it provides. They adopt new strategies to create Shontel’s re-entry to fame. For a woman is one of those suspenseful fiction books written in the first person that incorporates interracial relationships and the mob to draw readers in with every turn of the page.

About the Author

Dick Snyder b. Taft, 1937. St. Mary’s Grammar School. TUHS '55. Taft College '57. Completed B.S. University of Colorado (1961) and PhD. History (1966). Retired as Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 2001. Returned to California in 2003. He has published a biography of William S. Culbertson, edited a volume on John F. Kennedy, published two e-books: Jim Richard: Life of Firsts (2009); Family's Passage (2011). He broadened his topics in Boomerang: Short Stories in a Fictional Life (2015). He then became interested in writing mystery and published a collection of short stories: The Jonas Kirk Mysteries (2017). Subsequently, he published three detective novellas: Bingo (2018), Pumpkin Fest (2019), Marquee Murders (2019) He then explored the dark side of university collegiality. Why She Wept (2021) features faculty enmity, academic rivalries, transgender revelations and ultimately a death, for which three persons each believe themselves guilty. His latest work, FOR A WOMAN, merges race, entertainment and the mob in a love story shared by a Black woman, SHONTEL and two White men, Trey Thaxson and Bobby Banfield. High school classmates they find themselves at mid-life recreating careers for all three of them, turning their lives inside-out. PICTURES of various characters in FOR A WOMAN can be found at the web site: