Ray Celestin

About Ray

Ray Celestin lives in London. He studied Asian art and languages at university and is a script writer for film and TV, as well as publishing several short stories. The Axeman's Jazz is his first novel and won the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed follow-up Dead Man's Blues.

Ray Celestin

Books by Ray Celestin

Dead Man's Blues
Dead Man's Blues
The Axeman's Jazz
The Axeman's Jazz

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The AxemanÂ’'s Jazz and the Rashomon Effect

The AxemanÂ’'s Jazz and the Rashomon Effect

The Rashomon Effect is not widely known by name, though its principles are scattered throughout the great crime novels, films and, recently, television shows.

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Ray Celestin's jazz and blues legends

Ray Celestin's jazz and blues legends

Ray Celestin, author of The Axeman's Jazz, selects the soundtrack to his new novel Dead Man's Blues, a gangland murder mystery set in 1920s Chicago, the capital of jazz, booze and corruption.

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Crime books you should read this autumn

Crime books you should read this autumn

From police procedurals to historical mysteries, forensic thrillers to psychological suspense, we have the perfect crime book to read as the evenings get longer and longer.

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