Mysteries, historical novels, stories of love and comedy--check out these jazz-centric titles!
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|Carter, Vincent O.
Such Sweet Thunder
|A young, African-American WWI soldier reflects on his childhood as a dreamer growing up in the Jazz Age.|
Of Song and Water
|A has-been jazz guitarist, all washed-up and having lots of relationship problems, lives with damaged hands and ghosts of the past.|
Don't the Moon Look Lonesome
|Race, success, art and family come between a jazz singer from South Dakota and a famous saxophonist who prepare to wed.|
Oh, Play That Thing
|Fun, jazzy and with music all around, a fugitive Irishman becomes Louis Armstrong's right-hand man.|
Perfect Sax: A Madeline Bean Novel
|Farmer throws together an event planner, many hunky suitors, a decadent jazz ball, a stalker, a shiny one-of-a-kind saxophone and a dead body. Not enough for you? There's also lots of yummy food!|
|A jazzy fairy-tale written by an author knowledgeable in music and storytelling.|
|An epistolary neo-novel about ideas and themes and with a language that translates black music into philosophy and folklore.|
The Fisher King
|The attendance of the grandson of a great jazz pianist at his grandfather's memorial concert brings together two rivaling, feuding families after decades of separation and silence.|
Looking for Chet Baker: An Evan Horne Mystery
|A jazzy murder mystery set in Amsterdam.|
|1920s jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke is fictionally portrayed in this historical novel which smoothly and snazzily pulls the reader into the Jazz Age.|
No Matter How Much You Promise to Cook or Pay the Rent You Blew It Cauze Bill Bailey Ain't Never Coming Home Again
|The daughter of a gifted jazz pianist sets out to find her father, find her roots and save her family's harmony.|
|Lean, white, art history student from California meets big, black, jazz-records-storeowner in Chicago. An unlikely friendship entangles them both in serious crime.|