Another Number for the Road: A Cory Goodwin Mystery

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The first literary rock-&-roll mystery -- with live music!
"The music is exhilarating, the romance is hot, and the mystery is challenging."
"Fast paced, smoothly written, and enjoyable . . . Highly recommended." (See full reviews below)
As the daughter of New York detective Archie Goodwin, Cory Thorne's response to her crumbling marriage is to tackle a tough investigation. Twenty years ago, lead singer Mickey Ascher of The Rind was slaughtered in his Back Bay penthouse by an unknown assailant. His guitarist, Dan Quasi, disappeared. Now Unsolved Mysteries plans to heat up the cold case, just when an upscale Boston exchange program is flying Dan Quasi's new band to Paris. Why would a former rock-&-roll legend, antiwar ringleader, and murder suspect choose the Eiffel Tower and EuroDisney for his overdue comeback? Cory's quest for a scoop in the city where she met her husband pits the Bostonians' musical mystery tour against her personal search for lost time. With drugs, sex, and long-buried grudges popping up around the band like land mines, the nostalgia trip turns deadly. Now Cory can't dodge her father's question: Who killed Mickey Ascher?
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San Francisco writer CJ Verburg is an award-winning playwright, theater director, and author of five international literature collections, a multimedia memoir, and two mystery series. She started her literary career early, telling stories to stuffed animals; she wrote her first novel and won her first prizes in her early teens. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, the venue for her first full-length theatrical production (a rock-protest musical), she became a part-time cocktail waitress, proofreader, and boat builder, and then an in-house and freelance editor and writer for book publishers on both coasts. Her adventures on the noir side of science publishing inspired her Cory Goodwin mystery Silent Night Violent Night. For its sequel, Another Number for the Road, she toured New England with a band and went looking for lost time in Paris. In between, her nonfiction anthology Ourselves Among Others kept her busy on Cape Cod by day and left her nights free for theater. Staging plays with her Yarmouth Port neighbor, the artist and writer Edward Gorey, inspired her multimedia memoir Edward Gorey On Stage and her play Spin, or Twilight of the Bohemians, winner of the 2011 Ashland New Plays Festival and 2012 Centenary Stage Women Playwrights' Series. Their friendship also sparked her Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod mystery series, beginning with Croaked (one of their lunchtime idées du jour) and Zapped. Since Gorey’s death, Verburg has lived in San Francisco, where her roll-top desk holds his X-Files mug of pens and pencils (along with three computers) and overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge.

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Boom-Books via PublishDrive
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Published on
May 18, 2017
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Pages
369
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ISBN
9780991664535
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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