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Chasing the Devils Tail (Storyville, #1) David Fulmer

Chasing the Devils Tail (Storyville, #1)

David Fulmer

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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 anMoreStoryville, 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, theres 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 districts 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 Devils Tail is a chilling portrait of musical genius and self-destruction, set at the very moment when jazz was born.