The Dying Crapshooter's Blues

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On a cold December night in 1920s Atlanta, a drunken white cop shoots a black gambler in one of the worst parts of town, and a cache of jewels goes missing from a mansion in one of the best. Joe Rose—rambler, gambler, and professional thief—has just hit the city. He soon finds himself caught in a three-sided puzzle that involves a black-hearted police officer called "the Captain," the pimp and crapshooter Little Jesse Williams, and a wicked beauty named Pearl Spencer. Behind it all is Atlanta, the city once nothing but dust and ashes, now the richest, busiest metropolis in the South, mixing sin with success and vibrating with mayhem and music. In his acclaimed Storyville series, David Fulmer brought the jazz-soaked streets of New Orleans to life. Now he brings us another absorbing mystery in a new setting raucous with music and rich with history.

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From Shamus Award Winner David Fulmer comes a new mystery--set in the teeming world of 1920s Atlanta

On a cold December night, a drunken white cop shoots a black gambler in one of the worst parts of town; a cache of jewels goes missing from a mansion in one of the best. Joe Rose--rambler, gambler, and professional thief-- finds himself caught in a puzzle that involves a power-hungry police officer called "the Captain," the pimp and crapshooter Little Jesse Williams, and a wicked beauty named Pearl Spencer. Behind it all is the city of Atlanta, once nothing but dust and ashes, now suddenly the richest, busiest metropolis in the South, mixing sin with success and vibrating with mayhem and music.

Praise for David Fulmer's Mysteries
"The best part . . . is the writing, the see-it, feel-it, touch-it style that Fulmer uses to wonderful effect. . . . It's a wonderful rendition of a particular world as a very distinctive time."--"The Times-Picayune" (New Orleans)

"The sense of place is so palpable you can almost hear the music. Fulmer's writing is crisp and nuanced." -- Detroit Free Press

"Music is the pulsating idiom of David Fulmer's hot-blooded "Jass" . . . Fulmer's dialogue adds its lyric voice to the gutbucket sounds and ragtime rhythms pouring out of the bars and up from the streets."--"The New York Times Book Review
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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. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his daughter Italia.

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On a cold December night in 1920s Atlanta, a drunken white cop shoots a black gambler in one of the worst parts of town; a cache of jewels goes missing from a mansion in one of the best. Joe Rose—rambler, gambler, and professional thief—has just hit the city. He soon finds himself caught in a three-sided puzzle that involves a black-hearted, power-hungry police officer called "the Captain," the pimp and crapshooter Little Jesse Williams, and a wicked, mysterious beauty named Pearl Spencer. Behind it all are the burgeoning, complex worlds of Atlanta, the city once nothing but dust and ashes-- now, suddenly, the richest, busiest metropolis in the South, mixing sin with success and vibrating with mayhem and music.

In his acclaimed Storyville series, David Fulmer brought the jazz-soaked streets of New Orleans to life. Now he brings us another absorbing mystery in a new setting raucous with music and rich with history.

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