Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Shelf Control 26/07/16


This is a weekly feature that I will be posting on a Tuesday, where I will be spotlighting a book that I have on my shelves that I haven't read. This is a great idea for a weekly post, as I have loads of unread books, and i find it really interesting to read why others have purchased and want to read certain books!! This is hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies.


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This Week's Book:

Title: The Axeman's Jazz
Author: Ray Celestin
Published: 2014
Pages: 412

Synopsis: New Orleans, 1919. As a dark serial killer – The Axeman – stalks the city, three individuals set out to unmask him…
Though every citizen of the ‘Big Easy’ thinks they know who could be behind the terrifying murders, Detective Lieutenant Michael Talbot, heading up the official investigation, is struggling to find leads. But Michael has a grave secret – and if he doesn’t find himself on the right track fast – it could be exposed…
Former detective Luca d’Andrea has spent the last six years in Angola state penitentiary, after Michael, his protégée, blew the whistle on his corrupt behaviour. Now a newly freed man, Luca finds himself working with the mafia, whose need to solve the mystery of the Axeman is every bit as urgent as the authorities’.
Meanwhile, Ida is a secretary at the Pinkerton Detective Agency.Obsessed with Sherlock Holmes and dreaming of a better life, Ida stumbles across a clue which lures her and her trumpet-playing friend, Lewis ‘Louis’ Armstrong, to the case and into terrible danger…
As Michael, Luca and Ida each draw closer to discovering the killer’s identity, the Axeman himself will issue a challenge to the people of New Orleans: play jazz or risk becoming the next victim. And as the case builds to its crescendo, the sky will darken and a great storm will loom over the city… -Goodreads
How/When I Got It: 
I bought this novel last year from a supermarket, it was on offer, so I thought it was worth picking it up.

Why I Want To Read It:
Firstly this picture doesn't do the front cover justice, it feels like parchment and the title is embossed and the whole book just feels and looks great! Also the novel sounds exciting, and it sounds like an interesting setting so I'm hopeful to get to it soon!

Happy Reading!!

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4 comments:

  1. The Axeman's Jazz sounds really good, especially the time period. I enjoy historical mysteries quite a bit. I like the cover, but from your description, it definitely sounds like the cover is even more beautiful in person. Thank you for sharing, Rachel!

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    1. Thanks for reading!
      The cover was probably the strongest factor in buying this novel, but the time period was too tempting to refuse!

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  2. Sounds really good! Especially the time and the place... should be a great read!

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    1. Thanks for reading!
      I do hope so!!

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