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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jan 9, 2006 - Fiction - 352 pages
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In the rowdy red-light district of Storyville, four players of the new music they call "jass" have turned up dead. When Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr begins to investigate, he discovers that every one of the victims once played in the same band, and the only one left alive has gone into hiding.

As he digs deeper, Valentin becomes convinced that a shadowy woman is the key to the mystery. His efforts to find her touch nerves, and soon Tom Anderson, known as the "King of Storyville," police lieutenant J. Picot, and even the mayor of New Orleans want him off the case. It's all the proof Valentin needs that there is something even larger and darker at the heart of this sordid business.

Seductively told, expertly plotted, and terrifically concluded, Jass is the perfect encore to Fulmer's first novel in the Valentin St. Cyr series.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A brooding Creole shamus in turn-of-the-century New Orleans risks everything in his pursuit of a multiple murderer with protection in high places.In Storyville, New Orleans' red-light district, three ... Read full review

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User Review  - fwendy - LibraryThing

Read this because historic New Orleans was the setting. Overall, a quick comfortable read with an interesting mystery involving early jazz age musicians. I don't know much about Storyville nor the era ... Read full review

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About the author (2006)

DAVID FULMER's first novel, Chasing the Devil's Tail, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Mystery/Thriller Book Prize and the winner of the Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel. Fulmer lives in Atlanta.

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