Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Nine top jazz-infused crime novels

Alex Segura is a novelist and comic book writer. He is the author of the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery novels, all via Polis Books.

Segura's latest book is Miami Midnight.

One of the author's favorite jazz-infused crime novels, as shared at CrimeReads:
Devil in a Blue Dress, Walter Mosley

This classic noir novel is more tonally aligned with jazz than referential to the genre, with several scenes happening in secret jazz venues, infusing Easy Rawlins’ debut with a lively, dark, and menacing feel that not only evokes past masters of the jazz age, but carves out a place all its own. An essential read.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Devil in a Blue Dress is among Lori Roy's five top morality-driven thrillers and Al Roker's six favorite crime novels.

Raymond “Mouse” Alexander, from Walter Mosley’s Easy Rawlins series, made The A.V. Club's list of “13 sidekicks who are cooler than their heroes.”

--Marshal Zeringue