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Dead Man's Blues

(2016)
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Set in Chicago in 1928 and featuring Pinkerton detectives, a murdered heiress, shadowy gangsters - and even Louis Armstrong - this is the bluesy, atmospheric sequel to the award-winning The Axeman.

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 known 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, fast liquor, and corruption?

Genre: Mystery
 
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Used availability for Ray Celestin's Dead Man's Blues


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Hardback Editions

December 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Dead Man's Blues: A Novel
Author(s): Ray Celestin
ISBN: 1-68177-560-3 / 978-1-68177-560-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pegasus Books
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August 2016 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Dead Man's Blues
Author(s): Ray Celestin
ISBN: 1-4472-5890-8 / 978-1-4472-5890-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Dead Man's Blues
Author(s): Ray Celestin
ISBN: 1-4472-5893-2 / 978-1-4472-5893-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
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August 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Dead Man's Blues
Author(s): Ray Celestin
ISBN: 1-4472-5891-6 / 978-1-4472-5891-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

August 2016 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: Dead Man's Blues
Author(s): Ray Celestin
ISBN: 1-5100-4777-8 / 978-1-5100-4777-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Dead Man's Blues
Author(s): Ray Celestin
Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   

August 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Dead Man's Blues
Author(s): Ray Celestin
Publisher: Wholestory Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Dead Man's Blues: A Novel
Author(s): Ray Celestin
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Availability: Amazon   

August 2016 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Dead Man's Blues
Author(s): Ray Celestin
Publisher: Mantle
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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