Krum's at Christmere
Publisher: Laurence J. Stein
Krum's at Christmere is a humorous, urban adventure story. It follows the exploits of a young man whose "family" controls organized crime in the Bronx at the end of the 1950s. After years of dedicated work, Cupid's arrow hits and everything changes. He must choose between the love of his life and a successful career.
Thrown off balance, he makes fatal mistakes. To save his life he must succeed in a series of challenges imposed on him by the all-powerful boss of his family.
He needs to finish up the gunrunning, tax fraud and blackmail of city hall in a hurry. And all that just gets him to the diamond robbery.
Krum's has a picaresque cliff-hanger quality. It is very entertaining.