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. His first novel The Axeman's Jazz won the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed follow-up Dead Man's Blues.
We're thrilled to announce that seven Pan Macmillan crime authors have been longlisted for the 2017 CWA Dagger Awards.
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.
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.
The Rashomon Effect is not widely known by name, though its principles are scattered throughout the great crime novels, films and, recently, television shows. Ray Celestin explains its influence on his novel, The Axeman's Jazz.