The Mobster's Lament

June 2, 2020|
The Mobster's Lament by Ray Celestin
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Award-winning author Ray Celestin''s The Mobster''s Lament is both a gripping crime novel and a vivid, panoramic portrait of 1940s New York as the mob rises to the height of its powers. From the acclaimed author of The Axeman''s Jazz and Dead Man''s Blues, Ray Celestin''s gripping third book follows a gangster''s last chance to escape the clutches of New York''s mafia families, but as a blizzard descends on NYC, a ruthless serial killer is tracking his every move. New York, 1947. Mob fixer Gabriel Leveson''s plans to flee the city are put on hold when he is tasked with tracking down stolen mob money by ''the boss of all bosses,'' Frank Costello. But while he''s busy looking, he doesn''t notice who''s watching him. Meanwhile, Private Investigator Ida Young and her old partner, Michael Talbot, must prove the innocence of Talbot''s son Tom, who has been accused of the brutal murders of four people in a Harlem flophouse. With all the evidence pointing towards him, their only chance of exoneration is to find the killer themselves. Whilst across town, Ida''s childhood friend, Louis Armstrong, is on the brink of bankruptcy, when a promoter approaches him with a strange offer to reignite his career. Both a gripping neo-noir crime novel and a vivid, panoramic portrait of New York, The Mobster''s Lament takes you to the heart of a city where the Mob has risen to the height of its powers.
Ray Celestin is a novelist and screenwriter based in London, England. His debut novel, The Axeman''s Jazz, won the CWA New Blood Dagger for Best Debut Crime Novel of the Year, and was featured on numerous ''Books of the Year'' lists. His follow-up, Dead Man''s Blues, won the Historia Historical Thriller of the Year Award, and was s...
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Title:The Mobster's LamentFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:576 pages, 7.85 X 5.82 X 1.44 inShipping dimensions:576 pages, 7.85 X 5.82 X 1.44 inPublished:June 2, 2020Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1509838961

ISBN - 13:9781509838967

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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