Jass (Valentin St. Cyr Mysteries (Paperback))

3.87 avg rating
( 282 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780156031912: Jass (Valentin St. Cyr Mysteries (Paperback))

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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

PRAISE FOR "JASS"
"Fulmer is in fine form. The city and culture he portrays are as rich and dark as its coffee. With language that can get as rough as his characters, he paints a realistic picture of one of this country's most famous underworlds--and the beginnings of its greatest indigenous art."--"The Boston Globe"
"[A] vivid portrait of a great city at one of its most exciting moments. Fulmer is a graceful, evocative writer, and if you love New Orleans and its music, his novel summons up sweet memories."--"The Washington Post Book World"

PRAISE FOR "JASS"

"Fulmer is in fine form. The city and culture he portrays are as rich and dark as its coffee. With language that can get as rough as his characters, he paints a realistic picture of one of this country's most famous underworlds--and the beginnings of its greatest indigenous art."--"The Boston Globe"

"[A] vivid portrait of a great city at one of its most exciting moments. Fulmer is a graceful, evocative writer, and if you love New Orleans and its music, his novel summons up sweet memories."--"The Washington Post Book World"

PRAISE FOR"JASS"

"Fulmer is in fine form. The city and culture he portrays are as rich and dark as its coffee. With language that can get as rough as his characters, he paints a realistic picture of one of this country's most famous underworlds--and the beginnings of its greatest indigenous art."--"The Boston Globe"

"[A] vivid portrait of a great city at one of its most exciting moments. Fulmer is a graceful, evocative writer, and if you love New Orleans and its music, his novel summons up sweet memories."--"The Washington Post Book World"

From the Back Cover:

"Fulmer is a graceful, evocative writer, and if you love New Orleans and its music, his novel summons up sweet memories that have nothing to do with serial killers." --"Washington Post
"In a riveting encore to the award-winning mystery Chasing the Devil's Tail, David Fulmer brings us Jass. Here again is Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr, journeying further into the bloody netherworld of Storyville, New Orleans, that rowdy red-light district where saloons and dance halls echo with the raw and raucous music they call "jass." Four musicians have turned
up dead. Called upon to investigate the gruesome murders, St. Cyr discovers that all of the victims once played in the same band; the only one left alive has gone into hiding.
When a shadowy woman emerges as the key to the mystery, Valentin's efforts to find her touch nerves. Soon the police, the mayor, and even Tom Anderson--the notorious "King of Storyville"--want him off the case. But their efforts only convince him that something larger and darker lurks at the heart of this sordid business. Will he risk everything to get to the
truth?
"Think Jelly-Roll Morton meets Edgar Allan Poe. Think a 1900's New Orleans so drenched in atmosphere you can feel the thick air and smell the French moss hanging from the tall oak trees. Think jass bands, voodoo and bloody murder. Finally, think masterful story-telling."
-- Lawrence Cohn, Grammy winner, producer and author of "Nothin' but the Blues: The Music and the Musicians
"
Shamus Award winner David Fulmer has written about blues, jazz and a variety of other subjects for many publications. A writer and producer, he lives in Atlanta with his daughter, Italia.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fulmer, David
ISBN 10: 0156031914 ISBN 13: 9780156031912
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Big River Books
(Powder Springs, GA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY85D00BGB2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
0.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.68
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fulmer, David
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0156031914 ISBN 13: 9780156031912
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156031914. Bookseller Inventory # Z0156031914ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Fulmer, David
Published by Mariner Books
ISBN 10: 0156031914 ISBN 13: 9780156031912
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0156031914. Bookseller Inventory # Z0156031914ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Fulmer, David
Published by Mariner Books 2006-01-09 (2006)
ISBN 10: 0156031914 ISBN 13: 9780156031912
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller
Ebooksweb COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books 2006-01-09, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1. 0156031914. Bookseller Inventory # Z0156031914ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
4.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Fulmer, David
Published by Harvest Books, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. (2006)
ISBN 10: 0156031914 ISBN 13: 9780156031912
New Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Sly Fox
(Virden, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvest Books, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 2006. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Trade Paperback Edition, 1st Pr. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nice, unsold, unread first trade paperback edition, 1st printing of this New Orleans mystery featuring Avlentin St. Cyr in the 1900s. Bookseller Inventory # 005692

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Fulmer, David
Published by Harvest Books, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. (2006)
ISBN 10: 0156031914 ISBN 13: 9780156031912
New Soft cover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Renaissance Books
(Riverside, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Harvest Books, Orlando, Florida, U.S.A., 2006. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. First Trade Paper. 5.25x8. Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr is investigating the deaths of four Jazz musicians in New Orlean's red light district. He discovers that all the musicians once played in the same band; the only surviving member is in hiding. A shadowy woman emerges as the key to the mystery, but when St. Cyr tries to find her, the mayor and the police decide they want him off the case.354 pages. Published @ $14.00. Bookseller Inventory # 12215

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.31
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

David Fulmer
Published by Mariner Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0156031914 ISBN 13: 9780156031912
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0156031914

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

David Fulmer
ISBN 10: 0156031914 ISBN 13: 9780156031912
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97801560319121.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.07
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

David Fulmer
Published by Mariner Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0156031914 ISBN 13: 9780156031912
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0156031914

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fulmer, David
Published by Mariner Books (2006)
ISBN 10: 0156031914 ISBN 13: 9780156031912
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Mariner Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110156031914

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
23.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds