The Jazz Bird, Craig Holden, Simon & Schuster, $25.00
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An unlikely entrant in the historical mystery genre, Holden nevertheless infuses 1920's Cincinnati with a real sense of time and place as he traces the self destructive path of a "Jazz Bird"- a well born girl who throws her society life away to marry a fabulous bootlegger. Holden forces the reader to draw their own conclusions at the end of this somewhat ambiguous, haunting, beautifully written novel.
**This book was a finalist for the best novel prize given by the Great Lakes Books Association.**
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