Melody of Murder: A Scott Drayco Mystery

· Scott Drayco Mystery Series Book 7 · Crimetime Press
2 reviews

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How would you solve your own kidnapping? And what if the reason behind it was even stranger than you could ever imagine?

When detective Scott Drayco is abducted and given a mysterious puzzle to solve, his predicament is bizarre enough. But after he's released and one of his kidnappers is killed—a man who allegedly died five years ago—what began as a puzzling situation turns into an even stranger quest.

Meanwhile, Drayco's father, Brock, has a new girlfriend with a shady background, and the timing of the relationship feels far too coincidental. When an even shadier connection also appears to be involved in Drayco’s abduction, the stakes become deeply personal.

Feeling stymied at every turn—and unable to get a song the dead man was obsessed with out of his head—Drayco wonders if he’s too close to the case to be objective. Who was the mastermind behind the kidnapping, and what were their real motives? And was the death of the one kidnapper an accident ... or murder? 

Drayco does know one thing for certain: he has to get to the bottom of the mystery soon, or more people could die ...

Praise for the 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’s book was so good, I read it twice from beginning to end." - Readers Favorite Reviews

Keywords: brainy detectives, thrillers, traditional mysteries, crime thrillers, murder, mystery series, private investigator, detective books, crime series, thriller series, crime thriller series, vigilante justice, detective series, private investigator series, PI series, private eye series, crime authors, thriller authors, psychological thrillers

Ratings and reviews

2 reviews
Ken Lingenfelter
June 30, 2022
Another great Scott Drayco mystery. Detective Drayco is kidnapped, and the ransom is to solve a cryptic puzzle. When he is released, he is determined to find his kidnapper and to discover why. The novel catches your attention from the beginning. I wanted to keep reading to find out the solution.
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About the author

BV LAWSON’s short fiction has appeared in dozens of publications, been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, and honored by Derringer, Golden Fedora, and Gemini Magazine Awards, and she was also a contributor to the Anthony Award-winning Blood on the Bayou. BV’s Scott Drayco crime novels have also been named Best Mystery in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, chosen as a Featured Library Journal Pick, and been a finalist for Shamus, Silver Falchion, Daphne, and Foreword Book Review Awards. BV lives in Virginia with her husband and enjoys flying above the Chesapeake Bay in a little Cessna. Visit her website at No ticket required.

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