a novel

by Denis Gray



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/22/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 660
ISBN : 9781450241755
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 660
ISBN : 9781450241748
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 660
ISBN : 9781450241731

About the Book

It is June 1925, the dawning of a new, spectacular riverboat season, and “Noble Prince’s Red-Hot Rhythm Band” is set to play “hot jazz” on the Mississippi!

Walter Von Bulow, the owner of the Morning Queen, has recently discovered Lucinda “Lucky” Martinson. Lucky’s a talented young jazz singer. Von Bulow hires her in the year 1925, to sing in Prince’s band. But she’s in New Orleans for other reasons: Lucky Martinson’s on a personal “quest” to reconcile her past. Lucky’s left Harlem and her boyfriend Tolliver Williams—a fellow jazz musician Lucky’s in love with. She’s put her personal and professional life at risk in traveling to New Orleans, Louisiana to unbury truths and lies. Lucky’s sucked further into New Orleans’s network of mystery and intrigue once she uncovers these family secrets in a historical city where voodoo and superstition co-exist, and can destroy the people you love.

Noble Prince nurtures Lucky’s singing ambitions, but Victor Malreaux—a young, dynamic trumpet player in the Prince band—nurtures her soul. Victor falls in love with Lucky. But Victor Malreaux as well as Noble Prince are in for a rude awakening from Lucky Martinson; each for diff erent reasons.

About the Author

Denis Gray is the author of twenty-eight books, four novellas, thirteen plays, and over sixty short stories. He lives in New York City with his wife, Barbara, where they follow their two granddaughters' pursuits with great interest and joy.