When she arrived, Chimsky was already waiting at their usual spot in the back, a small booth for two underneath a mounted moose head, a drink in hand. He was dressed in his dealer's garb.
-- Queen of Spades by Michael Shou-Yung Shum, published by Forest Avenue Press.
I love Queen of Spades, the debut novel retelling Pushkin's short story of the same name, set in a Washington state casino in the 1980s.
The eye-catching cover is by Portland artist Gigi Little.
Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by The Purple Booker, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.