The Axeman's Jazz

by Ray Celestin | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1447258886 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingover-the-moonwing of Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on 11/16/2021
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Journal Entry 1 by wingover-the-moonwing from Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Tuesday, November 16, 2021
this is all the fault of Passeur-X in Strasbourg.
Bought new from bookdepository

Journal Entry 2 by wingover-the-moonwing at Lausanne, Vaud Switzerland on Saturday, November 27, 2021
The first of a series of four, which I have read in the wrong order. It does'nt really matter. Very exciting story with lots of dead bodies and a New Orleans flood.
jThe word "banquettes" was intriguing - apparently the space between the kerb and a building, in other words a sidewalk in US, a pavement in UK and a trottoir in France; a banquette is a long bench that you would find, for instance, in a café, covered in moleskine. However, in New Orleans, the French word îlot (little island) was used for a block of buildings (as it is in France) and an island would be surrounded by banks hence banquettes - well that is one explanation I found.

Louis Armstrong is one of the characters, an 18-year-old, friend of Ida who works at Pinkertons Detective Agency, while one of the policemen on the case is Michael Talbot. At the end when the mystery is resolved, Ida moves to the Pinkerton agency in Chicago where her boss turns out to be none other than Talbot.

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