By Joan Merrill
by Joan Merrill
When the hot York Jazz Society acquires a fifty-year outdated letter from Georgia Valentine, questions come up over the mythical vocalist’s dying. Did she supply herself a deadly dose of heroin, because the unique investigators governed, or did somebody kill her? And if it used to be homicide, what was once the motive?
Casey strikes her operation from San Francisco to long island to enquire the chilly case, wondering Georgia’s musician buddies, 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 geared up Crime unit, and, because the case progresses, so does their dating.
With no scarcity of suspects, Casey finally uncovers facts revealing a shocking killer.
Author Joan Merrill has produced yet one more beautiful 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, quite clever mystery, so much hugely urged.
-Carol Sloane, Jazz Singer, carolsloane.com
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