Crime Plus Music: Twenty Stories of Music-Themed Noir

Crime Plus Music: Twenty Stories of Music-Themed Noir ❮Reading❯ ➵ Crime Plus Music: Twenty Stories of Music-Themed Noir ➭ Author Jim Fusilli – Thomashillier.co.uk Modern life seems to have a soundtrack for everything Even crimeIME MUSIC The Sounds of Noir, collects twenty darkly intense, music related noir stories by world renowned mystery authors Brendan DuBoi Modern life seems to have a soundtrack for Music: Twenty PDF/EPUB ¿ everything Even crimeIME MUSIC The Sounds of Noir, collects twenty darkly intense, music related noir stories by world renowned mystery authors Brendan DuBois, Alison Gaylin, Craig Johnson, David Liss, Val McDermid, Gary Phillips, Peter Robinson and, from the music world, Galadrielle Allman, author of Please Be With Me A Song for My Father, Duane Allman and award winning songwriter novelist Willy Vlautin Edited by novelist and Wall Street Journal rock and pop music critic Jim Fusilli The lively anthology s chilling, sinister tales tap into Crime Plus PDF \ the span of rock and pop history, ranging from Peter Blauner s heart wrenching The Last Temptation of Frankie Lymon to Fusilli s Boy Wonder, set in the world of contemporary electronic dance music from Naomi Rand s The Misfits, a punk rock revenge saga to Mark Haskell Smith s menacingly comedicPelham Blue SG Jr from Reed Farrel Coleman s study of a one hit wonder, Look at Me Don t Look at Me to Erica Wright s account of betrayal among minor talents in A Place You re Likely to Find and manyIn Plus Music: Twenty MOBI î the hands of these modern masters of mystery fiction, CRIME MUSIC exposes the nasty side of the world of popular music, revealing it to be the perfect setting for noir.


10 thoughts on “Crime Plus Music: Twenty Stories of Music-Themed Noir

  1. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    The biggest reason for me to reading this collection of short stories was that a story by Craig Johnson was included Unfortunately, it was a story I had already read and not a favorite short story of mine But, re reading made me like it better this time Many of the names in this book were unknown to me, besides Craig Johnson have I previous read books by Alison Gaylin, Val McDermid, and Peter Robinson So, I was curious to see which stories would work for me And, I m really pleased to say th The biggest reason for me to reading this collection of short stories was that a story by Craig Johnson was included Unfortunately, it was a story I had already read and not a favorite short story of mine But, re reading made me like it better this time Many of the names in this book were unknown to me, besides Craig Johnson have I previous read books by Alison Gaylin, Val McDermid, and Peter Robinson So, I was curious to see which stories would work for me And, I m really pleased to say that most of the stories in this book were good Only one or two did not completely work for me, the rest was enjoyable to read.The big drawback, for me, was so many of the stories was interesting, but I would have loved to read them as full length novels instead So many of them had potentials, but often I felt that because of the length did they not really have time to develop the story and its characters However, what I really liked was that this collection has me a chance to discover several new authors that I want to readfrom.I want to mention some of my favorite stories in this collection For instance, Played by Death by Bill Fitzhugh is one that I would love to see as a full length book A serial killer that stages the victim s death to evoke the title of a classic rock song That s just awesome Earworms by Zoe Sharp is also pretty cool Torture through music, with a twist Another one is The Last Temptation of Frankie Lymon by Peter Blaunder This one does not really feel like a crime novella, but it s good The kind of story when, despite being so short you start to care for the character and its characters Finally The Blackbird by Peter Robinson That story just grabbed my attention, so tragic, so good I want to thank Three Rooms Press for providing me with a free copy through Edelweiss for an honest review


  2. Margaret Sankey Margaret Sankey says:

    This is a themed collection of stories collected from all stars of procedurals, on the connection of music and our darker impulses, and set in the world of music performance and production A girl rock group who get revenge on their sleazy manager, a rising singer who steals from and abandons his backup band on the road, a haunted jazz man, the dark corners of local talent contests, AM radio and fleeting fame They stories are of varying quality, some one shots, some connected to long running This is a themed collection of stories collected from all stars of procedurals, on the connection of music and our darker impulses, and set in the world of music performance and production A girl rock group who get revenge on their sleazy manager, a rising singer who steals from and abandons his backup band on the road, a haunted jazz man, the dark corners of local talent contests, AM radio and fleeting fame They stories are of varying quality, some one shots, some connected to long running series you need to read to fully get the story, but it is a worthwhile weekend read


  3. Andrew Langert Andrew Langert says:

    This collection of short stories, with music an element in each story, was pulled together by Jim Fusilli, the Wall Street Journal s rock music critic I don t read books of short stories very often, but they can be a good way to discover new authors I did not know, for example, that Fusilli himself has written eight novels in addition to his WSJ work that I am so familiar with His short story, which concludes this collection, is one of the better ones in this book.Many of the stories in this This collection of short stories, with music an element in each story, was pulled together by Jim Fusilli, the Wall Street Journal s rock music critic I don t read books of short stories very often, but they can be a good way to discover new authors I did not know, for example, that Fusilli himself has written eight novels in addition to his WSJ work that I am so familiar with His short story, which concludes this collection, is one of the better ones in this book.Many of the stories in this collection are nondescript and easily forgettable But thankfully they are all short Other stories had some neat ironic twists The atmosphere created by the music themes is most often quite dark in these stories.There are a couple big name authors who contributed stories I already have a Val McDermid novel in my queue The lesser known authors that made a positive impression on me were Alison Gaylin and David Liss


  4. Jeremy Wagner Jeremy Wagner says:

    I bought this book purely for the Peter Blauner short story, The Last Temptation of Frankie Lymon, which is the first story in this collection Blauner is one of my favorite authors, and I know I ll sound biased when I say his story was my favorite and worth the price of admission.After the first tale, I dove in to the other stories I found some of them to be pretty good, while I felt other stories here portrayed musicians and the business in a very clich way making me wish the authors trie I bought this book purely for the Peter Blauner short story, The Last Temptation of Frankie Lymon, which is the first story in this collection Blauner is one of my favorite authors, and I know I ll sound biased when I say his story was my favorite and worth the price of admission.After the first tale, I dove in to the other stories I found some of them to be pretty good, while I felt other stories here portrayed musicians and the business in a very clich way making me wish the authors tried harder and did their research.I give Crime Plus Music 3 stars here It s worth picking up and reading Take each story as if you re taking whiskey shots.backstage watching these characters play out their parts with a musical backdrop


  5. Andrew Andrew says:

    I find short stories to be incredibly rich in nuance when handled well by an author who understands the genre It s about mood, character, place, etc but with a subtlety that is unnecessary in a full novel What s said is important but what is unsaid taps into an underused part of our makeup, imagination.These 20 stories have only one thing in common, music An old guitar, a song, a particular band Some lead to death, others to redemption, murder, and loss All work well They draw you in, let I find short stories to be incredibly rich in nuance when handled well by an author who understands the genre It s about mood, character, place, etc but with a subtlety that is unnecessary in a full novel What s said is important but what is unsaid taps into an underused part of our makeup, imagination.These 20 stories have only one thing in common, music An old guitar, a song, a particular band Some lead to death, others to redemption, murder, and loss All work well They draw you in, let you move around until you begin to feel the rhythm, then they show you the door wanting an encore that will never come Kudos to each of the individual authors and to Jim Fusilli for bringing them all together


  6. Starhistnake Starhistnake says:

    I won this book through a Goodreads Givaway.Normally short story collections that aren t by one author can be a bit of mixed bag While I wouldn t say I didn t like some storiesthan others, I did enjoy every story I liked the different directions authors took with the theme There were stories that were silly, fun, sad, chilling, and everything in between The only thing that I think would have made this collection better for me would have been if the authors had written a little bit abou I won this book through a Goodreads Givaway.Normally short story collections that aren t by one author can be a bit of mixed bag While I wouldn t say I didn t like some storiesthan others, I did enjoy every story I liked the different directions authors took with the theme There were stories that were silly, fun, sad, chilling, and everything in between The only thing that I think would have made this collection better for me would have been if the authors had written a little bit about their stories I really love reading about the creative process Otherwise, this was a great collection


  7. Lisa Cobb Sabatini Lisa Cobb Sabatini says:

    I won Crime Plus Music Twenty Stories of Music Themed Noir, edited by Jim Fusilli from Goodreads.Crime Plus Music, an anthology of twenty short stories written by various writers, edited by Jim Fusilli, presents the darker side of the music world From rock stars to DJs to amateurs, individuals who roam the stages and back roads of the world of music often discover that it can be decidedly deadly.A collection of tales for those readers who also love music, Crime Plus Music will have you tapping I won Crime Plus Music Twenty Stories of Music Themed Noir, edited by Jim Fusilli from Goodreads.Crime Plus Music, an anthology of twenty short stories written by various writers, edited by Jim Fusilli, presents the darker side of the music world From rock stars to DJs to amateurs, individuals who roam the stages and back roads of the world of music often discover that it can be decidedly deadly.A collection of tales for those readers who also love music, Crime Plus Music will have you tapping out a beat while trying to slow the rapid beating of your heart


  8. Randall J. Randall J. says:

    A hit and miss collection of short stories, but farhit than miss.


  9. Brett Wallach Brett Wallach says:

    Like an album with a great single lead off track, this one fades away after the terrific Frankie Lymon story by Peter Blauner Most of the rest are just meh, though Craig Johnson and A.J Hartley offer good cuts.


  10. Kara Whipple Kara Whipple says:

    Some of the stories were really good But the rest were just okay.


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