Dies Irae: A Scott Drayco Mystery

· Scott Drayco Mystery Series Book 3 · Crimetime Press
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A mysterious music puzzle. A murdered co-ed. Sinister secrets.


Three years ago, Scott Drayco left the FBI after an incident involving his partner, Mark "Sarg" Sargosian. Now a freelance crime consultant, Drayco often helps law enforcement on cases, but he never imagined his estranged former partner would turn up on his doorstep, pleading for Drayco's help. A co-ed at an elite Washington, D.C., private college has been murdered, and the victim's friend—Sarg's own daughter Tara—might be the next target.


The killer left behind a puzzling music code at the crime scene, and Drayco soon learns he has two things in common with the murdered girl - a music background and synesthesia. The case takes an even stranger turn after a second murder and a second music code, with signs pointing toward a possible ritualistic killing. Then, Drayco himself starts receiving coded messages . . .


Praise for BV Lawson's Scott Drayco Mystery/Thriller Series:


"Worth putting on your reading list." - The Library Journal


"Lawson's protagonist is greatly compelling." - Publishers Weekly Booklife Prize


"Lawson uses the gothic features of the abandoned Opera House to great effect, creating an atmospheric background for the crimes and the solving of them, all of it accompanied with music that's almost like another character. The pace never sagged and it kept me enthralled." - Long and Short Reviews


"Lawson's book was so good, I read it twice from beginning to end...The citizens of Cape Unity are as diverse and multi-layered as any person living in the large cities, and Lawson portrayed them splendidly." - Reader's Favorite Reviews


"The storyline here is nicely structured, and creatively ties together two murder mysteries, which occurred decades apart. The small town setting is ideal, the lead character engaging, and the supporting cast interesting and diverse. Overall, a solid start to this series." - Omnimystery News


"A nice tight mystery in a realistic setting. Totally enjoyable." - Terrie Farley Moran, national bestselling author of the Read 'Em and Eat Mystery Series


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4.6
24 reviews
D Ginger Grcic
April 21, 2021
A totally engrossing read that makes you think & learn new things, as you eagerly turn the pages to a satisfying conclusion, with just enough loose threads left so you want more.
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Dies Irae is book three in B.V. Lawson's Scott Drayco mystery series and I enjoyed every minute of reading it! This whole series has kept me enthralled and I can hardly wait for book four. Drayco was ...

About the author

Author, poet, and journalist BV Lawson's award-winning stories, poems and articles have appeared in dozens of publications and anthologies. A four-time Derringer Award finalist and 2012 winner for her short fiction, BV was also honored by the American Independent Writers and Maryland Writers Association for her Scott Drayco series, with the debut novel, Played to Death, named Best Mystery in the 2015 Next Generation Book Awards and a Shamus Award finalist. BV currently lives in Virginia with her husband and enjoys flying above the Chesapeake Bay in a little Cessna. Visit her website and sign up for her newsletter at bvlawson.com. No ticket required.

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