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Review by Scott Yanow of "And All That Motive"
Los Angeles Jazz Scene, February, 2016
Joan Merrill has thus far written five Casey McKie mystery books. Her novels feature a female jazz-loving detective who becomes involved in investigating a murder that takes place in the jazz world. Her latest book, And All That Motive (available from www.joanmerrill.com), finds McKie trying to find out who killed a popular but unlikable jazz singer, Sid Satin, at the Pacific Coast Jazz Festival. There are an excess of suspects and motives and very little chance that readers will be able to guess the identity of the murderer before it is revealed. But more significant than the actual case isthe realistic atmosphere that Joan Merrill creates. The fictional jazz instrumentalists, singers and those involved in the business of jazz all sound and act realistically, ranging from the heroic to the despicable, mixing together good and bad qualities. While reading this book, one can practically hear the bebop-oriented soundtrack.
Jazz fans and those who like complex mysteries will enjoy this series.
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