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Killer In The Crowd
Killer in the Crowd by PN Johnson (Burning Chair Publishing)
Live music is in her blood, but as the death threats arrive, she fears there’s a killer in the crowd.
Cath Edgley is a normal schoolteacher at a normal high school… until she hears the shocking news that fading rock star Raven Rain has been murdered.
Because, to Cath, Raven Rain is more than just a picture on a magazine – he was also the ex-lover of her missing mother, Betzy Blac, lead singer of ’80s punk girl band, Décolleté. A woman who went missing over 30 years ago.
Warned by a string of mystery text messages to “trust no one”, Cath is inspired to solve the mystery of her mum’s disappearance, once and for all.
Cath finds herself thrust into the sordid underbelly of the ’80s music scene, when rock and roll played second fiddle to the sex and drugs.
Along the way, she also finds herself playing a new role: unwitting replacement lead singer for Décolleté on their first tour in over 30 years.
Can Cath find the killers before she becomes their next victim?
Are the superstars she encounters all that they seem? And will Cath find love in unexpected places?
And what exactly happened to the punk superstar, Betzy Blac?
If you love mystery thrillers with a musical twist, then you’ll love Killer in the Crowd, the debut novel from P N Johnson.
“Utterly compelling. From page to page, the mystery grows ever-deeper. Packed with characters intricately defined. And an ending that comes like a bolt from the blue. Mystery in the music world!” – Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel) – singer, songwriter
“A real escapist page-turner with plenty of plot twists, oodles of drama and a compelling cast. Terrific.” – Nick Crane, author and broadcaster
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