And All That Murder: A Casey McKie
When singer and club owner Dee Jefferson asks Casey to check into the
supposed suicide of a long-time friend, Casey hesitates. She doesn’t
believe he was murdered,
since all signs point to suicide.
But, friendship wins out, and Casey
reluctantly agrees, believing it will be easy to disprove Dee’s theory.
After a second body is found, Casey decides Dee is right – someone may
be targeting people from the jazz community. And she fears Dee
herself may be the killer's next victim.
Casey travels from San Francisco to Palm Springs to Seattle, with her
quest culminating in a harrowing confrontation with the deadly murderer.
"Joan Merrill had me before I
began reading And All That Murder with its sly, witty,
perversely cunning title. What jazz
musician does not relish being
smoothly nudged into a different key? Jazz lovers will feel that same
joy as Ms. Merrill craftily deflects suspicion from suspect to suspect
before sounding the final chord in this swinging whodunit."
- Harvey Siders, Jazz Times
"Joan Merrill is not
alone is bringing jazz into crime writing. Many other writers have done
it, myself included. But Merrill has gone further than most and her
first novel is set entirely in the jazz world. Almost all of her
characters, major and minor, are jazz people: singers, instrumentalists,
agents, promoters and fans.
Her lead character, San Francisco-based PI Casey McKie, is a smart,
tough, straight-talking (and when necessary straight-shooting) PI and
one of the most original characters to come along in years. The dark
side of San Francisco is where Casey works. in her free time, she
indulges her passion for jazz, frequenting her best friend’s jazz club
in North Beach.
Both these worlds, the dark and the jazzy, are brought vividly and
accurately to life as Casey solves the mysteries that surround her"
- Bruce Crowther,
Jazz Journal International
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