- Author: Bill Moody
- Paperback: 250 pages
- Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (April 5, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1590588967
- ISBN-13: 978-1590588963
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What a great read! I didn't know that I would enjoy this story as much as I did. The writing is really captivating in that it completely held my attention. It's a mystery story and it a look at behind the scenes in Hollywood. The author Billy Moody takes us into the world of jazz musicians and into the world of movie making. He also explores the love/hate relationship that current celebrities have with the paparazzi.
Evan Horne, the main character, is a decent man who is trying to establish himself as a jazz musician who keeps stumbling into mysteries and adventures. This is actually the sixth outing for Horne but it can also be a stand alone novel. Jazz musicians rarely become "famous" musicians and it is quite tempting when he is asked to teach a famous actor to look like he is playing the piano for a movie with the dangling carrot of scoring the movie. Thus Evan is able to easily put up with the shenanigans of the actor, Ryan Stiles, as the possibility of creating the movie score increases as Evan helps out Ryan and his manager. There is a side story of serial killer Gillian Sims escaping from prison but that does not really add much to story as a whole. I don't want to give too much away but it does provide a bit of enlightening if you haven't read the previous novel in the series. Good conclusion though somewhat expected and of course totally believable.