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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

From the bestselling author of The Axeman's Jazz, Ray Celestin's gripping third book, The Mobster's Lament, follows a gangster'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.

New York, 1947.

Mob fixer Gabriel Leveson's plans to flee the city are put on hold when he is tasked with tracking down stolen mob money by 'the boss of all bosses', Frank Costello. But while he's busy looking, he doesn't notice who's watching him . . .

Meanwhile, Private Investigator Ida Young and her old partner, Michael Talbot, must prove the innocence of Talbot's son Tom, who has been accused of the brutal murders of four people in a Harlem flophouse. With all the evidence pointing towards him, their only chance of exoneration is to find the killer themselves.

Whilst across town, Ida's childhood friend, Louis Armstrong, is on the brink of bankruptcy, when a promoter approaches him with a strange offer to reignite his career . . .

Both a gripping neo-noir crime novel and a vivid, panoramic portrait of New York, The Mobster's Lament takes you to the heart of a city where the Mob has risen 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 *
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.

Additional information

GOR010601710
9781509838967
1509838961
The Mobster's Lament by Ray Celestin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pan Macmillan
2020-03-19
576
N/A
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