Chasing the Devil's Tail

Chasing the Devil's Tail

Audiobook CD - 2001
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In the raucous, bloody, red-light district of Storyville, New Orleans, in 1907, where two thousand scarlet women practice their trade in grand mansions and filthy dime-a-trick cribs, where cocaine and opium are sold over the counter, and where rye whiskey flows like an amber river, there's a killer loose. Someone is murdering Storyville prostitutes and marking each killing with a black rose. As Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr begins to investigate, he encounters a cast of characters drawn from history: Tom Anderson, the political boss who runs Storyville like a private kingdom; Lulu White, the district's most notorious madam; a young piano player who would come to be known as Jelly Roll Morton; and Buddy Bolden, the man who all but invented jazz and is now losing his mind. No ordinary mystery, Chasing the Devil's Tail is a chilling portrait of musical genius and self-destruction, set at the moment when jazz was born.
Publisher: Poisoned Pen, c2001.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781433202490
9781890208844
1890208841
Call Number: FULMER
Characteristics: 10 compact discs.
Subjects: Mystery fiction.
New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction.
Compact discs, Book.
Prostitutes -- Fiction.
Jazz musicians -- Fiction.
Police -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction.
Saint Cyr, Valentin (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.

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