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Chasing the Devil's Tail: A Mystery of Storyville, New Orleans

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Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist: Mystery/Thriller

A Booklist Best First Mystery Series

"A beautifully constructed, elegantly presented time trip to a New Orleans of the very early 1900s...." --Los Angeles Times

Storyville, 1907: In this raucous red-light district, where two thousand scarlet women ply their trade, where cocaine and opium are sold over the counter, and where rye whiskey flows freely, 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; E.J. Bellocq, the crippled dwarf and photographer of whores; a young piano player who would later be known as Jelly Roll Morton; and finally, Buddy Bolden, the man who all but invented jazz and is now losing his mind.

An original tale of murder, music, and madness, Chasing the Devil's Tail is a chilling portrait of genius and self-destruction, set at the very moment when jazz was born.

"A wonderful rendition of a particular world at a very distinctive time." --The Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

"Captures Storyville in all its creative, mystical and sordid excess." --The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

David Fulmer, a writer and producer, lives in Atlanta with his daughter, Italia. Chasing the Devil's Tail is his first novel.

Synopsis:

Storyville, 1907: Someone is murdering prostitutes and marking each killing with a black rose. Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr attempts to solve these chllling crimes, in this mesmerizing tale set at the very moment when jazz was born.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

David Fulmer, a writer and producer, lives in Atlanta with his daughter Italia. Chasing the Devil's Tail is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156027281
Other:
Rosenwald, Robert
Publisher:
Harvest Books
Author:
Fulmer, David
Location:
Orlando, Fla.
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Prostitutes
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Jazz musicians
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
4185.1
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.69 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Storyville, 1907: Someone is murdering prostitutes and marking each killing with a black rose. Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr attempts to solve these chllling crimes, in this mesmerizing tale set at the very moment when jazz was born.
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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.

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