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The book opens on the concert killer claiming his fourth victim in the women's room of an outdoor concert amphitheater. McDonnell doesn't sensationalize the kills with page after page of graphic details, as I would expect in a horror genre novel. Instead, he builds the kind of tension and suspense that I enjoy in a compelling mystery.
My one complaint about his second novel was that he shifted it from first person to third. The Concert Killer returns protagonist Jason Duffy to the first person. The author also shares the killer's point of view quite frequently. In addition, McDonnell effectively shifts to Jason's girlfriend's viewpoint at a key moment.
What I found fascinating about this novel was the unique motives of each of the suspects. I truly enjoy novels that teach me something new without being teachy or preachy. McDonnell obviously has a firm grasp on innovations that will be affecting all of us in the very near future, and worked them seamlessly into the plot. You don't have to be the least bit tech or business savvy to understand this fascinating aspect of the book.
Once again, McDonnell delivers on the humor when it's time to take a breather from the action. I read most of the novel on my front porch and twice had to hold up my Kindle and tell neighbors I was reading a book after laughing uncontrollably.
The first two novels in this series were very good. This one should definitely be made into a movie. I hope I don't have to wait another year to read the next book in this mystery series.
As the title suggests, someone is committing murders at concerts and Jason Duffy is hired to help find the answers. We're brought into the world of concert promoters and band tours as Jason tries to beat the killer to his next stop. Much of the story is told in first person, from Jason's perspective, with an easy shift to the killer's third person POV. I was quickly absorbed in this book and didn't want to put it down.
The Concert Killer has enough background on Jason Duffy and his life to allow it to be read as a stand-alone. However, I would suggest reading the Rock & Roll Homicide and Rock & Roll Rip-Off first, simply because they're too much fun to miss!
A serial killer is on the loose and Jason Duffy is on his trail. This latest Rock & Roll Mystery is a terrific read. Jason deals with quirky staff members, music industry types of all stripes, religious fanatics, greed, and stubborn, and hard headed authorities in this fast paced read.
The first two books in the series were a great start to the Rock & Roll Mystery series, The Concert Killer, digs deeper into the now familiar lead characters and introduces us to new good guys and more than a few really bad actors. If you are looking for a good read, you've found it.
Rock venues are targeted by CK (The Concert Killer) where the killings take place. Jason Duffy with background experience in the music industry is hired by concert promoters to track CK. McDonnell provides action, mystery, twists and turns that you would expect from a great mystery. With a natural flair for believable dialogue, and the author's razor-sharp wit which is infused throughout the story, makes `The Concert Killer' a must-read book.
In "The Concert Killer," private investigator, Jason, finds himself enmeshed in solving the mystery of a psychopath who is killing people at concerts.
Jason has taken steps in security to protect his office and his feisty secretary, Jeannine, after a scare in the past (don't miss the prior two mystery books).
But the Concert Killer is on to all that. . .and more. He knows where Jason's parents live. He knows where Jason lives. This kook, who calls himself CK and worships the pyramid, is so unhinged by people and music that he will kill those who organize the events as well as those who attend them. Each kill is completed in a way that calls attention to CK's religious belief: rock 'n roll is the work of the devil. This belief is also tied to a devious plan to make money. Both plot conclude in an action-packed ending that flashes through the reader's mind in a vivid scene as if it were in high def, 3-D.
Highlighting this book are sharp and witty comments from our PI, Jason, who tosses off rapid fire wit even during perilous moments. He reminds me of Dirty Harry in places.
The reader is also given a better look at Jason's live-in girlfriend, Kelly. In the last book, I felt she was maybe too good for this guy, but now I wonder if she's the right woman for Jason, which I like--a relationship that grows and changes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The Concert Killer is the third in the Rock & Roll Mystery series. Having read the first two books, I was happy to see that McDonnell continues to mix action, mystery, and humor in... Read morePublished 21 days ago by L Enright
Very confusing. Lots of characters and plots that were hard to keep track of & know what was going on & who was who?Published 9 months ago by Kindle Customer
this book really sounded great and started out with a bang. went downhill fast. too convoluted with too many characters, I was always back checking trying to keep them straight. Read morePublished on September 15, 2013 by carole
I started reading this but after I had read about 20% and was still not interested enough to continue with the storyPublished on May 2, 2013 by Sunny
An interesting mystery or two and a detective who's darned good-looking and knows it. You'll chuckle at his thoughts of his appearance. Clever, solid writing.Published on April 17, 2013 by Romance Fan
I just like it. This is the first time I read a book by RJ McDonnell, and I gotta say I really like it.Published on April 8, 2013 by Asemarian
Somehow I began reading book 4 of this series first, which was so so so good that I sought out and read in order books 1 thru 3! Really excellent writing and storytelling. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by S. Rak
I found this entertaining probably because it was about w world I know little about. There are twists and turns an various angles to the underlying story. Thickest me hooked.Published on January 11, 2013 by SORAYA LANE
Nice addition to my Kindle library. I am always appreciative of the free book offerings for my Kindle. Thanks you!Published on December 30, 2012 by NinaS