The City Blues Quartet is a series of novels plotting the intertwined history of Jazz and the Mob through six decades in the 20th century.
I’ve written three of the books so far (links below), with the final instalment on its way.
In an Oulipo-inspired writing constraint, each of the four parts will be based around a different city, decade, season, weather, song and theme. These (excluding the theme) are outlined below…
|The Axeman's Jazz||New Orleans||1910s||Spring||Rain||The Mysterious Axeman's Jazz|
|Dead Man's Blues||Chicago||1920s||Summer||Sunshine||West End Blues|
|The Mobster's Lament||New York||1940s||Autumn||Snow||Relaxin' At Camarillo|