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THE JAZZ BIRD: A Novel (SIGNED)

Holden, Craig

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ISBN 10: 0743212967 / ISBN 13: 9780743212960
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A 314 page novel set in Cincinnati during Prohibition. Based on a true story. SIGNED by the author on the title page. First edition, first printing. New and unread. Dust jacket is enclosed in a clear mylar cover. Book will be carefully packed and shipped in a box. Bookseller Inventory # 12604

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Title: THE JAZZ BIRD: A Novel (SIGNED)

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition

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In a riveting novel of betrayal and love based on a real-life, high-profile murder trial, Imogene, a beautiful society lady once known as the Jazz Bird, is killed by her husband, George Remus, a famous and fabulously wealthy bootlegger, who then turns himself in. By the author of Four Corners of Night. 75,000 first printing. $75,000 ad/promo.

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After three taut, well-crafted contemporary mysteries, Craig Holden turns here to the 1920s, evoking a period rich in glamour and drama in a powerful and elegiac story told with consummate skill. Young Charlie Taft, a prosecutor who's the son of a former president and chief justice, doesn't need to solve the murder of Imogene Remus, the quixotic and exotic wife of Cincinnati bootlegger George Remus. George has already confessed to the crime, and his conviction is all but assured. But as Charlie delves deeper into the tangled history of the stunning socialite who defied her wealthy family to marry Remus and went to extraordinary lengths to free him from prison, he begins to doubt whether the bootlegger is insane, as he claims, or the real victim of his wife's betrayal. Holden brings a fascinating era in American history to life through the creation of complex, multidimensional characters who haunt the reader long after the last page is turned. This is a tour de force from a writer who gets better with every novel. --Jane Adams

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