Benny Goodman, Poor butterfly, from Verve CD Jazz masters 33.
This is the fourth “entertainment” I've read by Greene, and probably also the least successful in my opinion. I didn't dislike it, but it wasn't as gripping as its predecessors. The basic premise seemed pretty good as the story got going: a man wins a cake at a fête, but finds that mysterious and sinister forces want this seemingly innocent cake, and will stop at nothing to get it. Inevitably, he is drawn into a web of intrigue and mystery. Lots of potential, but somehow I wasn't seduced by it as effectively as with the previous three books.
Ex libris by Anne Fadiman.