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Dead Man's Blues

Author: Ray Celestin

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781447258926

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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*Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of 2017* 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 Black Belt. 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 known across the city, and Ida must elicit the help of her friend Louis Armstrong. While the police take little interest in the Black Belt murder, crime scene photographer Jacob Russo 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 problems of his own 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 blues, booze and corruption? Dead Man’s Blues is the gripping second installment in Ray Celestin's prize-winning City Blues quartet. It is followed by the third book in the series, The Mobster's Lament.
Dead Man's Blues
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Ray Celestin
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-11 - Publisher: Pan Macmillan

*Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of 2017* 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 Black Belt. And a
Dead Man Blues
Language: en
Pages: 270
Authors: Phil Pastras
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"It is hard to say which makes for the more compelling narrative: the life of jazz great Jelly Roll Morton or the detective work that Phil Pastras undertook in putting together this engaging book. Dead Man Blues tells both these tales admirably, drawing on a treasure-trove of previously unknown material.
Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man's Blues
Language: en
Pages: 82
Authors: Caridad Svich
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07 - Publisher: Lulu.com

Award-winning play with songs by Caridad Svich that examines grief, loss and the power of love. A young woman loses her husband in a recent war. A community rallies round to save her.
Dead Man Blues
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Philip Pastras
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Tbe keenest loss was his separation from Anita Gonzales, by his own account "the only woman I ever loved," and to whom he left almost all of his royalties in his will.".
Dead Man's Blues
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Jason Holscher
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-01 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

Robert Haywood is on the run! On the run from his murderous father; on the run from a gang of vicious Mexican thugs; on the run from a rogue cop and a driven F.B.I. agent... Now, to get back home to his wife and kids, Robert has 800 miles of