Welcome to the new updated joanmerrill.com website. It has expanded beyond simply providing plot descriptions, review comments, and a sample chapter. It delves into two major components of the series: jazz and the city of San Francisco.

The five novels in the Casey McKie mystery series were published between 2010 and 2016:

And All That Murder
And All That Sea
And All That Stalking
And All That Madness
And All That Motive

Audiobook versions for
And All That Madness
And All That Motive
And All That Sea
were published more recently.
(And All That Stalking is in production)
All are narrated by Alisa Clancy, longtime host of KCSM’s Morning Cup of Jazz.
But “narrator” doesn’t do justice to what Alisa does. She brings the books to life, giving each character his or her own voice as well as adding emotional context to the story. One reviewer, an avid Audiobook listener, said she was ”the best he’d ever heard” and we wholeheartedly agree. We are very fortunate to have her as narrator.

Jazz is an integral part of each book. One story takes place on a jazz cruise and another at a jazz festival. And another, based on Billie Holiday’s life, explores how the drug enforcement agency targeted jazz musicians.
Critics such as Scott Yanow of the LA Times and Harvey Siders of Jazz Times commented on how authentic the jazz references are in this series.

P. I. Casey McKie lives in the most vibrant part of San Francisco - Chinatown - only a few blocks from Dee’s jazz club in North Beach, owned by Casey’s best friend, singer Dee Jefferson.
The City figures so prominentl in these books, you could almost call it a character. One reader said after reading a book “it was like spending a week in my favorite city.”


You can purchase 11 items at our website store, each priced at $15 with free shipping:
Pay with ZELLE or PayPal.

The 5 mystery novels in paperback, which will be signed by the author.

The 3 (and eventually 4) Audiobooks in an innovative, cool format, a USB (flash drive) embedded in a card.
$15 with Free shipping.

Also 2 reissued CDs -

THE SECOND TIME AROUND with Denise Perrier and
YOU DON'T KNOW ME by Rebecca Parris,
both were executive produced by Joan Merrill
and no longer available as CDs.

$15 with Free shipping

EMAIL jazzmysteries@gmail.com 

sayingitwithjazz.com includes 50 videos and numerous essays on the singers and songwriters of The Golden Age (1920s-1965).

Listen to the Great American Songbook with host JM Jazz (Joan Merrill) on WETF the jazz station in South Bend, Indiana 
Saturday at 5 pm. Repeating Sunday at Midnight.
Live stream website: jazzradiowetf.org
Listen to 80 archived shows on sayingitwithjazz.com