- File Size: 710 KB
- Print Length: 304 pages
- Publisher: Killeena Publishing; 2 edition (May 9, 2008)
- Publication Date: May 9, 2008
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002E19JLY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,776 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Rock & Roll Homicide (Rock & Roll Mystery Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Depth of Lies" by E. C. Diskin
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The murder weapon is original, and, though red herrings are quite numerous, I was well into the book before I even thought of the ultimately guilty party as a suspect. The story gets rather convoluted through the above mentioned red herrings, but if you like pulpy, gum shoe, dime store detective noir, this one should wet your palette just fine.
Inside R J McDonnell's home I'd expect to see a guitar leaning against a chair, maybe a holstered police revolver hanging on the post. Without a doubt a portrait of Dad in dress blue would hang on the wall. Well, maybe the gun would be locked in a closet, but those items were close at hand when Jason Duffy's character was 'put on paper', as they used to say. Duffy, the hero of Rock and Roll Homicide, is determined musician, son of a cop, and stubborn Irishman; those make him a darn good, though new private investigator.
On his first murder case, working for the accused wife of a well-known, now dead band leader, Duffy finds himself in the midst something much bigger than it first appeared. He learns quickly as he and his associates are forced to deal with the police, thugs, druggies, and among others, the Russian Mafia. The reader is given a close inside look at the lives of the band members and the business of big time music promotion and production. Duffy gets himself into, and out of, some dangerous and sometimes comedic situations. The story from choice of murder weapon to finally trapping the killer, is filled with many surprises and twists, and enough exciting action to keep your Kindle hot.
This is a great PI story told with a good insight into the lives of rockers, the music industry, police procedure, and personal relationships. A bonus is that it is told with a tremendous amount of humor, sometimes hilarious. But there's more. Favorite parts of mine were Duffy's family dynamics, and his take on ethnicity. Sláinte!
All that being said, the mystery itself was a good one, the characters were interesting and worth getting to know, and there was just the right mix of violence, witty repartee, crime and rock and roll. Not to mention some very interesting and unusual sidekicks. Can't wait to read the next installment, and hope more are on the way!
A mystery that could easily be turned into a made for TV movie. The whole story was just plain fun. It was paced exactly the way it needed to be, fast in certain areas where there was tons of action happening; shoot outs, fight scenes, etc...and slower where it was necessary, well Jason has to have family time and a love life.
The humor was spot on the whole time as well. Throughout all the action Jason Duffy never ceases to have a good humor about himself.
I give Rock & Roll Homicide 5 out of 5 Stars. I was guessing the entire time who the killer was. There were moments of predictability, but I just could not put my finger on the killer until....well you'll just have to read to find out.
I would recommend this for mature 15 year olds. There is lots of action, alcohol shows up and a fair amount of violence.