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- DescriptionDead Man's Blues is the gripping historical crime vel from Ray Celestin, the author of The Axeman's Jazz, winner of the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for Best First Novel 2014. Chicago, 1928. In the stifling summer heat three disturbing events take place. A clique of city leaders is poisoned in a fancy hotel. A white gangster is found mutilated in an alleyway in the Blackbelt. And a famous heiress vanishes without a trace. Pinkerton detectives Michael Talbot and Ida Davis are hired to find the missing heiress by the girl's troubled mother. But it proves harder than expected to find a face that is kwn across the city, and Ida must elicit the help of her friend Louis Armstrong. While the police take little interest in the Blackbelt murder, Jacob Russo, crime scene photographer, can't get the dead man's image out of his head, and so he embarks on his own investigation. And Dante Sanfelippo - rum-runner and fixer - is back in Chicago on the orders of Al Capone, who suspects there's a traitor in the ranks and wants Dante to investigate. But Dante is struggling with his own problems as he is forced to return to the city he thought he'd never see again ...As the three parties edge closer to the truth, their paths cross and their lives are threatened. But will any of them find the answers they need in the capital of jazz, booze and corruption?
- Author BiographyRay Celestin's debut novel, The Axeman's Jazz won the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award and was shortlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year Award. Dead Man's Blues is his second novel. He lives in London.
- Author(s)Ray Celestin
- PublisherPan Macmillan
- Date of Publication11/08/2016
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Weight777 g
- Width153 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine39 mm
- Edition StatementMain Market Ed.
- Interest AgeFrom 18
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