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The Mobster's Lament Ray Celestin

The Mobster's Lament By Ray Celestin

The Mobster's Lament by Ray Celestin


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Award-winning author Ray Celestin's The Mobster's Lament is both a gripping crime novel and a vivid, panoramic portrait of 1940s New York as the mob rises to the height of its powers . . .

The Mobster's Lament Summary

The Mobster's Lament by Ray Celestin

In Ray Celestin's gripping third book, The Mobster's Lament, it's a mobster's last chance to escape the clutches of New York's mafia families, but as a blizzard descends on NYC, a ruthless serial killer is tracking his every move.

Fall, 1947. 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, Ida's childhood friend, Louis Armstrong, is at his lowest ebb. His big band is bankrupt, he's playing to empty venues, and he's 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 Leveson's plans to flee New York are upset when he's 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 York's seedy underbelly, forcing him to confront demons from his own past, all while the clock is ticking on his evermore precarious escape plans.

From its tenements to its luxury hotels, from its bebop clubs to the bustling wharves of the Brooklyn waterfront, award-winning author Ray Celestin's The Mobster's Lament is both a gripping crime novel and a vivid, panoramic portrait of 1940s New York as the mob rises to the height of its powers . . .

The Mobster's Lament Reviews

A vividly written crime thriller which is a contender for book of the year. -- Jon Coates * Daily Mirror *
This is the third volume in Ray Celestin's City Blues Quartet, which has already established itself as one of the most ambitious and riveting works of crime fiction in years . . . This is a compendious, gripping book that captures the fizzing energy of New York at one of the most exciting points in its history. * Sunday Express *
A satisfying and multi-layered mystery, and a well researched and dynamic portrait of a teeming city, rife with corruption * Guardian *
An edge-of-the-seat crime epic that surpasses the remarkable standards set by its predecessors The Axeman's Jazz and Dead Man's Blues . . . A contender for book of the year and should not be missed * Daily Express *
Celestin is hugely knowledgeable in portraying the atmosphere of New York. The series is a delight. * The Times *

About Ray Celestin

Ray Celestin is a novelist and screenwriter based in London. His debut novel, The Axeman's Jazz, won the CWA New Blood Dagger for best debut crime novel of the year, and was featured on numerous 'Books of the Year' lists. His follow-up, Dead Man's Blues, won the Historia Historical Thriller of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for a number of other awards, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year. The novels are part of a series - the City Blues Quartet - which charts the twin histories of jazz and the Mob through the middle fifty years of the twentieth century. The Mobster's Lament is the third instalment in this series.

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GOR009917306
9781509838936
1509838937
The Mobster's Lament by Ray Celestin
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
20190321
576
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