Books tagged: jazz bands

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DIARY OF A 
YOUNG MUSICIAN — Final Days of the Big Band Era 1948-1962
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 146,890. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Felix Mayerhofer grew up fast when he went from Juilliard School of Music in New York City to the professional "dog eat dog" world of big bands. It was there he encountered drugs, drinking, and women while traveling on the road. After a couple of years in an air force band during the Korean War, it was back on the road with more jazz groups. A fast read, filled with humor and excitement.
One O'clock Jump
Series: Dorie Lennox Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,230. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Halfway around the world, war has begun, but for Dorie Lennox, newly-minuted private eye, danger is more immediate. The dark streets of Kansas City of 1939 offer music, gangsters, and the chance to forget her murky past. With vivid prose and sharp dialogue, the world of Dorie Lennox comes alive, in this thoughtful mystery in the high stakes world of machine politics and desperation deals.
Sweet and Lowdown
Series: Dorie Lennox Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,340. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Europe is at war. Nazi bombers are hammering London. Wendell Willkie is giving Roosevelt a run for his money. In the rich milieu of a bygone time, America prepares for war as home-grown fascists intervene, and a mother lies dying in her mansion in Kansas City. Eveline Hines hires Dorie Lennox and Amos Haddam to protect her wayward daughter in this homage to Chandler's The Big Sleep, set in 1940.