Search results for: windy-city-blues

Windy City Blues

Author : Renée Rosen
File Size : 75.44 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 824
Read : 187
Download »
In 1960s Chicago, a young woman stands in the middle of a musical and social revolution. A new historical novel from the bestselling author of White Collar Girl and What the Lady Wants. “The rise of the Chicago Blues scene fairly shimmers with verve and intensity, and the large, diverse cast of characters is indelibly portrayed with the perfect pitch of a true artist.” —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue Leeba Groski doesn’t exactly fit in, but her love of music is not lost on her childhood friend and neighbor, Leonard Chess, who offers her a job at his new record company in Chicago. What starts as answering phones and filing becomes more than Leeba ever dreamed of, as she comes into her own as a songwriter and crosses paths with legendary performers like Chuck Berry and Etta James. But it’s Red Dupree, a black blues guitarist from Louisiana, who captures her heart and changes her life. Their relationship is unwelcome in segregated Chicago and they are shunned by Leeba’s Orthodox Jewish family. Yet in the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, Leeba and Red discover that, in times of struggle, music can bring people together. READERS GUIDE INSIDE

Windy City Blues

Author : Sara Paretsky
File Size : 49.8 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 763
Read : 307
Download »
It’s strictly Friends & Family as V.I. Warshawski, “the detective mystery fans have been waiting for” (Time), makes return appearances in a collection of stories that bring new meaning to “ties that bind.” Decked out in her silk shirts and no-nonsense Attitude, V.I. is out to make a living—by the skin of her teeth. In “Grace Notes,” V.I. has barely finished her morning coffee when she sees an ad in the paper asking for information about her own mother, long dead. The paper leads V.I. to her newfound Italian cousin Vico, who’s looking for music composed by their great-grandmother. What’s the score? Clearly it’s something to kill for. . . . “The Pietro Andromache” finds V.I.’s friend Dr. Lotty Herschel with motive and means to dispatch her professional rival and steal his priceless statue. Lotty didn’t do it—but does she know who did? V.I. soon cuts to the art of the case—and it’s not a pretty picture at all! Summoned by an old high school friend to a race “At the Old Swimming Hole,” V.I. ends up swimming with the sharks—the FBI and a ruthless gambling kingpin—in a pool of blood. . . . And it’s only “Skin Deep” when a relaxing facial transformation transforms a client into a stiff. V.I.’s pal Sal needs help. Her beautician sister Evangeline is prime suspect—and V.I. has only eighteen hours to crack the case before it’s headline news. . . . “Three-Dot Po” proves there’s nothing like a dog. Especially a dog on the trail of her mistress’s killer, with V.I. in tow. . . . In “Strung Out,” love means nothing and V.I.’s quick to learn the score as her old friend’s tennis-champion daughter is under suspicion for strangling her father with a racket string. And there’s more, nine stories in all, in this masterful collection of short fiction starring V.I. Warshawski, “the most engaging woman in detective fiction since Dorothy Sayers’s Harriet Vane” (Newsweek).

Windy City Blues

Author : Marc Krulewitch
File Size : 28.33 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 719
Read : 1128
Download »
In the vein of Robert Crais’s fast-paced novels, Marc Krulewitch’s new Jules Landau mystery tells the action-packed tale of the private eye trying to keep his hands clean as he digs through Chicago’s dirtiest secrets. Jules Landau feels right at home in the ethnic stew of the Windy City, where he’s indebted to the hopes and schemes of his criminal ancestors. Street-smart and college-educated, Jules wants nothing more than to go straight and atone for his family’s past. But when he investigates a horrific killing, Jules uncovers a hidden world of lucrative corruption. Jack Gelashvili had his head bashed in and no one knows why. The most obvious answer is that he was a parking cop, a universally loathed job—especially in Chicago. Turns out there’s a lot of money to be made on expired meters, and when Jules starts making noise, he starts making enemies—from the head of a media empire to the mastermind of a prostitution ring. When rumors of bloodthirsty Mob connections arise, Jack’s gorgeous cousin Tamar objects, and Jules is increasingly swayed by the logic and charms of the sexy baker. Following this beautiful woman into the cloistered world of Georgian immigrants, Jules brings his hunches, his family connections, and his gun. But he’s just one man against a pack of criminals with a million reasons to shoot first. Praise for Windy City Blues “I am so glad to have found Marc Krulewitch and am looking forward to the next book in this series.”—Vic’s Media Room “I have only visited Chicago a few times, but both times that I finished Marc Krulewitch’s books I have wanted to make a return trip to see the things he describes in his books. I could feel the grittiness of the city and the neighborhoods that Jules Landau ends up in.”—Kritter’s Ramblings “Filled with colorful characters, adult dialogue and plenty of action, this story grabbed my attention from the very first page and never let go. Fans of crime thrillers and mysteries alike will enjoy sinking their teeth into this series.”—Queen of All She Reads “Thanks to the descriptions, I could experience what the characters did, like I was an observer in the story. I love that in a book—when I can be in on the action instead of merely watching it. It’s great to visit a city through the eyes of a once long-term resident.”—Back Porchervations “Keeps you thrilled and reading on until the very last page.”—Rhodes Review Previously published as Scofflaw Blues

Windy City Blues

Author : Don Anterio Ryan
File Size : 87.69 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 894
Read : 1053
Download »

The Black Report 3

Author : Illian Nassar
File Size : 69.67 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 203
Read : 355
Download »
The first in a series, The Black Report is a genre-defying work that blends elements of 1930's Crime Noir with 1950's Conspiracy theories and 1960's Science-Fiction and Fantasy. Modernly irreverent, The Black Report #3: Windy City Blues tells the story of Simon Black, a Paranormal Investigator living in a bleak and woeful future. Simon, on the trail of a notorious serial killer, must contend with powerful mob bosses, sinister conspiracies, extreme bondage, long falls, dark tunnels, and excursions deep into the heart and soul of a subterranean Chicago. Simon confronts demons, both real and personal, and takes the reader on a fast-paced journey through the back alleys and underbelly of a city lost in time

Windy City Blues

Author : Sara Paretsky
File Size : 20.38 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 477
Read : 1332
Download »

Windy City Blues

Author : Sara Paretsky
File Size : 77.12 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 111
Read : 605
Download »

Big City Blues

Author :
File Size : 85.1 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 950
Read : 1117
Download »

Bulletin of Bibliography

Author :
File Size : 88.61 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 295
Read : 437
Download »

Deep Blues

Author : Robert Palmer
File Size : 35.97 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 295
Read : 719
Download »
"Palmer traces the odyssey of the blues from its rural beginnings, to the steamy bars of Chicago's South Side, to international popularity, recognition, and imitation. Palmer tells the story of the blues through the lives of its greatest practitioners: Robert Johnson, who sang of being pursued by the hounds of hell; Muddy Waters, who electrified Delta blues and gave the music its rock beat; Robert Lockwood and Sonny Boy Williamson, who launched the King Biscuit Time radio show and brought blues to the airwaves; and John Lee Hooker, Ike Turner, B.B. King, and many others"--P. [4] of cover.

Windy City Blues

Author : Marc Krulewitch
File Size : 65.26 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 246
Read : 1084
Download »
Begin with a murdered parking officer, the alleged victim of a lunatic towed one too many times. Add a bizarre client with a pile of cash who knows more than he's willing to admit. Throw in a fanatical tabloid journalist on the scent of an epic scandal. Blend in handfuls of apathetic cops, greedy politicians, corporate corruption, Russian mafia, conveniently dead witnesses, and then top it off with the victim's lovely niece. Mix thoroughly to create a perplexing murder case for Chicago private eye Jules Landau.

Bowker s Guide to Characters in Fiction 2007

Author :
File Size : 54.14 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 429
Read : 354
Download »

Living Blues

Author :
File Size : 62.84 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 279
Read : 850
Download »

The Blues Highway

Author : Richard Knight
File Size : 53.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 253
Read : 1218
Download »
Includes hotels and restaurants; music clubs and bars; music landmarks; music festivals and events; interviews; jazz, blues, Cajun, zydeco, country, gospel, soul and rock and roll; and more.

State of the Blues

Author : Jeff Dunas
File Size : 30.22 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 969
Read : 410
Download »
First Time In Paperback "The Blues is the roots of all music. It’s the roots . . . Blues has been here since the world was born. Once there was women and men loving each other and breaking up, that’s the blues." —John Lee Hooker, from the Preface Jeff Dunas’s stirring tribute to the power of the blues, this volume presents a series of intimate portraits of and interviews with the greatest blues performers of our time, including B. B. King, Koko Taylor, John Lee Hooker, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Bonnie Raitt, and many others.

Encyclopedia of the Blues

Author : Gérard Herzhaft
File Size : 55.69 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 535
Read : 900
Download »
he popular Encyclopedia of the Blues, first published by the University of Arkansas Press in 1992 and reprinted six times, has become an indispensable reference source for all involved with or intrigued by the music. The work alphabetizes hundreds of biographical entries, presenting detailed examinations of the performers and of the instruments, trends, recordings, and producers who have created and popularized this truly American art form.

The New York Times Book Review

Author :
File Size : 69.67 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 377
Read : 495
Download »

A Woman of Uncertain Character

Author : Clancy Sigal
File Size : 23.75 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 494
Read : 1199
Download »
A poignant and raucous memoir of a mother — feminist, fighter against injustice, and unbridled lover — and her madcap son.

Blues Unlimited

Author :
File Size : 30.21 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 816
Read : 920
Download »

Midwestern Archivist

Author :
File Size : 71.60 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 947
Read : 1200
Download »