Sugarland by Martha Conway
Eve, a talented black jazz pianist, returns to Chicago to take refuge with her sister after she gets involved in the accidental killing of a bootlegger. Here, she finds herself in a sinister but exciting world of 1920s jazz nightclubs, gangs and mysteries as she attempts to find out where her sister, Chickie, has gone.
This was a riveting and well-written novel about jazz, bootlegging and murder in 1920s Chicago, but I found the actual mystery a bit complicated. However, Martha Conway certainly captured the atmosphere of the time and researched the history thoroughly. I will be interested in reading more of her novels!
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