By Joan Merrill
by Joan Merrill
When the recent York Jazz Society acquires a fifty-year previous letter from Georgia Valentine, questions come up over the mythical vocalist’s loss of life. Did she provide herself a deadly dose of heroin, because the unique investigators governed, or did a person kill her? And if it was once homicide, what used to be the motive?
Casey strikes her operation from San Francisco to manhattan to enquire the chilly case, wondering Georgia’s musician neighbors, her widower, a drug broker, a Broadway actress, a mafia boss and the professionals who declared the demise a suicide.
This quest takes Casey to New York’s so much venerable jazz golf equipment, a Harlem nursing domestic, a mob-owned Italian eating place, a lesbian bar and One Police Plaza, domestic of the NYPD. She joins forces with an enticing detective from the equipped Crime unit, and, because the case progresses, so does their courting.
With no scarcity of suspects, Casey eventually uncovers facts revealing a shocking killer.
Author Joan Merrill has produced another desirable secret as a part of her on-going detective sequence that includes SF detective Casey McKie. As traditional, Ms. Merrill has masterfully woven her love of jazz and its practitioners right into a story of intrigue and revenge, ready to the beat of the blues and be-bop. a colourful, really clever mystery, so much hugely prompt.
-Carol Sloane, Jazz Singer, carolsloane.com
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And All That Madness: a Casey McKie mystery by Joan Merrill