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Tishomingo Blues
Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard 0060008725 9780060008727
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Tishomingo Blues by Elmore Leonard

Dennis Lenahan the high diver would tell people that if you put a fifty-cent piece on the floor and looked down at it, thats what the tank looked like from the top of that eighty-foot steel ladder. <P>Dennis is a daredevil and the girls love him. Things are going along okay with his gig at the Tishomingo Lodge & Casino in Tunica, Mississippi, the Casino Capital of the South, until the day he looks down from the high-dive platform and witnesses a mob hit -- Dixie style. The killer looks up and says, Lets see you dive. Suddenly, being a daredevil has lost its kick.<P>Turns out there was a second witness, Robert Taylor from Detroit, who carries a picture of his great-granddaddys lynching along with a gun in a briefcase and listens to Marvin Pontiac while cruising the back roads of Mississippi in his black Jaguar. Robert works for a man from up north who has come to play General Grant in a Civil War battle reenactment, but like Dennis, Robert has a death-defying act of his own: hes sleeping with his bosss wife. <P>Thirty-seven miles from Tunica is the famous crossroads where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil for a style of funky blues that had never been heard before. Robert Taylor is about to introduce Dennis to a crossroads of his own. He has a secret agenda for taking on the Cornbread Cosa Nostra and wants Dennis in on it. <P>To complicate matters are the women. Some are dressed in hoop skirts, and all of them have plans of their own. Ver

Author: Elmore Leonard

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 320

Publisher: William Morrow

Publication Date: 2002-01-29

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