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Summary

Chicago, 1928. In the stifling summer heat, three disturbing events take place: a clique of city leaders is poisoned, a white gangster is found mutilated and a famous heiress vanishes without a trace.

Detectives Michael Talbot and Ida Davis are hired to find the missing heiress, but it proves harder than expected, and so Ida must elicit the help of her friend Louis Armstrong. But will any of them find the answers they need in the capital of jazz, booze and corruption?

©2016 Ray Celestin (P)2016 W.F. Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"Celestin smartly evokes the atmosphere of 1919 New Orleans, and a city dominated by music and the mob. Gripping." ( Sunday Times on The Axeman's Jazz)

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another good mix of real people and fictional story lines. there's a slightly dodgy Welsh accent in there !

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Imaginative story, convincing settings, great characters.

I loved this book by a new-to-me author. His blending of real-life people and events with a fictional story was masterful. His characters moved me, and the story zipped along to reach a satisfying conclusion. The narration was spot-on. Marvellous all round.

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