Win a signed copy of Ray Celestin's 'The Mobster's Lament'

Here at the Jazz Club we're giving you the chance to win a copy of Ray Celestin's 'The Mobster's Lament'.

Ray Celestin is an award winning novelist and screenwriter based in London. 'The Mobster's Lament' is 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, but can also be read as a standalone novel - a gripping neo-noir crime novel from the author of the award-winning 'City Blues quartet' and winner of the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger for Best First Novel.


'This is a vivid, panoramic portrait of New York – from its tenements to its luxury hotels, from its bebop clubs to the bustling wharves of the Brooklyn waterfront – all set as the mob is rising to the height of its powers . . .
Fall, 1947. New York City.

Private Investigator Ida Davis has been called to New York by her old partner, Michael Talbot, to investigate a brutal killing spree in a Harlem flophouse that has left four people dead. But as they delve deeper into the case, Ida and Michael realize the murders are part of a larger conspiracy that stretches further than they ever could have imagined.

Meanwhile, Ida’s childhood friend, Louis Armstrong, is at his lowest ebb. His big band is bankrupt, he’s playing to empty venues, and he’s in danger of becoming a has-been, until a promoter approaches him with a strange offer to reignite his career . . .

And across the city, nightclub manager and mob fixer Gabriel Leveson’s plans to flee New York are upset when he’s called in for a meeting with the ‘boss of all bosses’, Frank Costello. Tasked with tracking down stolen mob money, Gabriel must embark on a journey through New York’s seedy underbelly, forcing him to confront demons from his own past, all while the clock is ticking on his evermore precarious escape plans.'

For your chance to win a signed copy of Ray Celestin's 'The Mobster's Lament' simply answer the question below.

This competition ends at 23.59 on 28th April 2019.

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