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Fulmer, David

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ISBN 10: 0151010250 / ISBN 13: 9780151010257
Edité par Harcourt, 2005
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First Edition (first printing). The second Valentin St. Cyr mystery by the author of CHASING THE DEVIL'S TRAIL and THE BLUE DOOR. Fine/Fine. Signed by Fulmer on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 72538

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Titre : Jass

Éditeur : Harcourt

Date d'édition : 2005

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Synopsis :

In the rowdy red-light district of Storyville, four players of the new music they call "jass" have turned up dead. When Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr begins to investigate, he discovers that every one of the victims once played in the same band, and the only one left alive has gone into hiding.

As he digs deeper, Valentin becomes convinced that a shadowy woman is the key to the mystery. His efforts to find her touch nerves, and soon Tom Anderson, known as the "King of Storyville," police lieutenant J. Picot, and even the mayor of New Orleans want him off the case. It's all the proof Valentin needs that there is something even larger and darker at the heart of this sordid business.

A riveting follow-up to the award-winning Valentin St. Cyr mystery Chasing the Devil's Tail, Jass journeys further into the bloody and seedy netherworld that is Storyville, New Orleans.

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"Fulmer is a graceful, evocative writer, and if you love New Orleans and its music, his novel summons up sweet memories that have nothing to do with serial killers." --"Washington Post
"In a riveting encore to the award-winning mystery Chasing the Devil's Tail, David Fulmer brings us Jass. Here again is Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr, journeying further into the bloody netherworld of Storyville, New Orleans, that rowdy red-light district where saloons and dance halls echo with the raw and raucous music they call "jass." Four musicians have turned
up dead. Called upon to investigate the gruesome murders, St. Cyr discovers that all of the victims once played in the same band; the only one left alive has gone into hiding.
When a shadowy woman emerges as the key to the mystery, Valentin's efforts to find her touch nerves. Soon the police, the mayor, and even Tom Anderson--the notorious "King of Storyville"--want him off the case. But their efforts only convince him that something larger and darker lurks at the heart of this sordid business. Will he risk everything to get to the
"Think Jelly-Roll Morton meets Edgar Allan Poe. Think a 1900's New Orleans so drenched in atmosphere you can feel the thick air and smell the French moss hanging from the tall oak trees. Think jass bands, voodoo and bloody murder. Finally, think masterful story-telling."
-- Lawrence Cohn, Grammy winner, producer and author of "Nothin' but the Blues: The Music and the Musicians
Shamus Award winner David Fulmer has written about blues, jazz and a variety of other subjects for many publications. A writer and producer, he lives in Atlanta with his daughter, Italia.

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