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Storyville, 1907: In this raucous, bloody, red-light district, where two thousand scarlet women ply 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 unravel the murder against this extraordinary backdrop, 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 finally, 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 very moment when jazz was born.
Title: Chasing the Devil's Tail: A Mystery of Storyville, New Orleans
Categories: BOV - Mystery - Oversize,
Publisher: Harvest Books: 2003
ISBN Number: 0156027283
ISBN Number 13: 9780156027281
Book Condition: Fine
Category: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: IM262359