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The Mobster's Lament (City Blues Quartet) - Signed, Lined and Dated

The Mobster's Lament (City Blues Quartet) - Signed, Lined and Dated

by Ray Celestin

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Ray Celestin heads to New York City, for the third book in his award-winning City Blues quartet, The Mobsters Lament.

Fall, 1947. New York City.

Private Investigator Ida Davis has been called to New York by her old partner, Michael Talbot, to investigate a brutal killing spree in a Harlem flophouse that has left four people dead. But as they delve deeper into the case, Ida and Michael realize the murders are part of a larger conspiracy that stretches further than they ever could have imagined.

Meanwhile, Idas childhood friend, Louis Armstrong, is at his lowest ebb. His big band is bankrupt, hes playing to empty venues, and hes in danger of becoming a has-been, until a promoter approaches him with a strange offer to reignite his career . . .

And across the city, nightclub manager and mob fixer Gabriel Levesons plans to flee New York are upset when hes called in for a meeting with the boss of all bosses, Frank Costello. Tasked with tracking down stolen mob money, Gabriel must embark on a journey through New Yorks seedy underbelly, forcing him to confront demons from his own past, all while the clock is ticking on his evermore precarious escape plans.

Ray Celestin's third instalment in his multi-award winning City Blues Quartet is both a gripping neo-noir crime novel and a vivid, panoramic portrait of New York from its tenements to its luxury hotels, from its bebop clubs to the bustling wharves of the Brooklyn waterfront all set as the mob is rising to the height of its powers . . .

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