- Häftad (Paperback / softback)
- Antal sidor
- Main Market Ed.
- Winner of CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2014 (UK)
- Pan Books
- 201 x 138 x 28 mm
- 294 g
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The Axeman's Jazz
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Ingri Hanne Brænne Bennwik, 11 juni 2019
Har lest boken i en bokklubb. Jeg er i utgangspunktet ikke så interessert i krim-genren, men forsøker gi min kommentar uavhengig av dette. Boken har gode beskrivelser av miljøet i New Orleans på slutten av 1800-tallet, ikke minst i skildringen av byens ulike etniske grupper. Det er også en styrke at plottet i boken baseres på en virkelig hendelse. Samtidig opplevde jeg at historien gikk i for mange ulike retninger og at man ikke utnyttet styrken i besettelsen. Karakterene ble også overfladisk... Läs hela recensionen
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An absolute must for true crime fanatics. * Refinery29 * With such unlikely figures as Oscar Wilde being dragooned as sleuths in crime fiction, perhaps jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong is not such a stretch - Ray Celestin's debut novel places him as one of a group on the trail of a serial axe murderer in early 20th-century New Orleans. The Axeman's Jazz quickly gleaned awards, sporting an acute sense of period shored up by an evocation of the sound of early jazz - no easy thing on the printed page. There's a challenge for this writer: how does he follow this up? * Independent Crime Books of the Year * Celestin has skilfully woven around the facts a clever story of three detectives who, in different ways and for different motives, set out to find the murderer. He brilliantly portrays the mood of a city under a siege of fear. Fictional musicians mix with the real jazz artists of the period, not least Louis Armstrong. * The Times, Crime Books of the Year * Superb. * Guardian Crime Books of the Year * The best debut I've read this year * Scotsman, Crime Books of the Year * A clever and utterly believable procedural with a suitably grisly killer, set in a brilliant and vibrant historical background * Crime Review * Outstanding * Daily Telegraph * Based on a true story . . . this thriller blends voodoo, gangsters and jazz into an intoxicating mix * Sunday Mirror * Gripping . . . Celestin smartly evokes the atmosphere of 1919 New Orleans, and a city dominated by music and the mob. * Sunday Times * A fascinating portrait of a vibrant and volatile city and a riveting read * Guardian * A rewarding crime novel, swinging its way to a terrifying denouement with all the panache of a New Orleans marching band . . . An excellent debut * The Times * The evocative prose brings the jazz-filled, mob-ruled 'Big Easy' of pre-prohibition America to life in glorious effect with a story full of suspense and intrigue. Stunning * Sunday Express *
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Ray Celestin lives in London. He studied Asian art and languages at university and is a script writer for film and TV, as well as publishing several short stories. His first novel The Axeman's Jazz won the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed follow-up Dead Man's Blues.