When a woman is found murdered, San Francisco
PI Casey McKie takes the case as a favor to her friend Dee Jefferson,
who wants Casey to prove the man accused of the crime is innocent.
Casey discovers the crime scene is free of forensic evidence and figures
it’s the work of an experienced killer. More murders with the same MO
prove her hunch correct.
Since all the victims were young singers, Casey concludes the killer is
someone from the jazz community. Is it Tony, the womanizing owner of a
club where they all sang? Or songwriter Bernie Silvers, who pestered
them to perform his tunes? Or is it actually Greg, who has a history of
After a string of dead ends, Casey is forced to use a singer as bait to
catch the killer.
“The pace is crisp, the dialogue snappy and apposite, and the comments
on jazz, the music and the people, are insightful...Merrill writes with
flair and imagination and this book will appeal to both lovers of crime
fiction and jazz fans.’ -
Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal International
“Imagine a setting as syncopated as San Francisco; and the lingo of
hard-nosed local gendarmes. Mix both in the unpredictable environment of
jazz, and you have an irresistible recipe for another exhilarating
page-turner from Joan Merrill and her alter ego, Detective Casey McKie.” -
Harvey Siders, JazzTimes
Listen to a sample from the audio book (below),
available from audible.com
liked AND ALL THAT MADNESS, you will like this one. It is narrated
by Liisa Avary, a professional actress who acted for several years
at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and knows how to squeeze all the
drama out of a book!!!