Dale Curran (1898-1971) wrote about articles, short stories and novels about jazz music in the 1930s and 40s. She was editor of Printing Trades Union News, the official historian of the Typographical Union of New York, and was an outspoken member of the Communist party, writing for publications like The Daily Worker. She teamed up with Art Hodes in 1939 to publish the magazine Jazz Record and was the author of the author of three novels: Dupree Blues, Piano in the Band, and A House on a Street.
Four hard-boiled, pulp noir novels by four masters of the craft, full of violence, sex, action, and adventure, back in print for the first time in sixty years.
The novels are:
DUPREE BLUES by Curran
THE DARK ROAD by James Cross
DEATH MUST WAIT by Don Kingery
RAYNE STORM by John B. Thompson
Dupree is a hot trombone player who plays his music from his heart. Then he meets Betty, a singer whose sweet music comes from her aching desire. What she wants is a diamond ring, but if he gets it for her, it will cost him much more than money, plunging him into a whirlpool of sex, betrayal, gambling and murder.