An event with

Francis Spufford in conversation with Jacqueline Crooks

Cahokia Jazz

Thursday 9th May 2024 at 6:30pm

Daunt Books Hampstead

Tickets £6.00


From the best-selling author of Golden Hill, we are excited to welcome Francis Spufford to discuss his new novel, Cahokia Jazz: a thrilling tale of murder and mystery in a city where history has run a little differently.

It’s 1922 and Americans are drinking in speakeasies, dancing to jazz, stepping quickly to the tempo of modern times. In the ancient city of Cahokia – a teeming industrial metropolis, a tinderbox of every race and creed – peace holds. Just about.

But on a snowy night at the end of winter, two roughshod detectives are called to the roof of a skyscraper. Their investigation will spill the city’s secrets and bring it, against a soundtrack of wailing clarinets, either to destruction or rebirth.

Francis will be joined in conversation with Jacqueline Crooks, the 2023 Women’s Prize shortlisted author of Fire Rush.

Event Details

Thursday 9th May 2024 Event starts at 6:30pm

Venue address:

Daunt Books Hampstead
51 South End Road,
London NW3 2QB

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