Rock, Roll and Ruin edited by Karen Pullen
Available on Kindle for $3.99 and soon as a paperback on Amazon.
In Rock, Roll, and Ruin, twenty-seven mystery writers serve up musically-themed crime stories around situations as unique as your inky fingerprints. There’s the bad-boy rock star, dumber than dirt, evading all attempts to keep him out of jail. Casino robbers undone by tribal flutes. A 1950’s jukebox that summons the dead and disappears the living. Jealousy drives girl band shenanigans, while a victim of botched plastic surgery seeks vengeance. Untimely deaths abound: at the prom, on a soap opera set, on a mountain-side hike. Several domestic “disagreements” are far from cliche: one wife is impatient and greedy; another wants her Stevie Nicks albums back; a third is desperate to get her husband to turn down the volume. Elvis fans will be tickled by the many mentions of the King himself, including an over-the-top fan club and a side-kick named after his dog. Whether trudging through snow in an Alaska forest, humming country music at a boatyard in Florida, playing sleuth at an assisted living facility, or stumbling backstage at the opera, irate, despairing, and deceived characters step into crime with barely a second thought.
Rock, Roll, and Ruin is a music-themed anthology of the Triangle, North Carolina chapter of Sisters in Crime. Some stories are cackling-out-loud funny, others are wickedly dark, but all are entertaining, original, un-putdownable. As Hank Phillippi Ryan writes in the Introduction, “Dip into this concert of mystery, open to any story, and you’ll sing a chorus of approval.”
My contribution: The M & M Mystery. Two octogenarians living in a retirement home become amateur sleuths to discover who murdered a resident former maestro by stabbing him with a violin bow.
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How wonderful! Well done you!!
Thanks, Annette. The editor(s) for this anthology are some of the toughest and best-published authors in our group. I had to do a bit of polishing!
great work Noelle! I didn’t know violin bows were that sharp?
They can be sharpened!
good luck with it
Congratulations!! How wonderful for you.
Ooh, that sounds like fun! On my list…
or it would be, but it’s not listed on Goodreads yet.
Not sure about Goodreads. I’ll check.
Noelle, I saw you on the list of Barbara Vitelli’s superstars, so I’m just stopping by to say “Hi” and “Congratulations”! 😀
Thank you, Marian. I’ve been following Barb for a good number of years – her posts are always interesting!
Sounds awesome! Sharing and off to check it out.
What a great project! Death by violin bow—not something you hear about every day.🤣 I’m not sure how all of you agreed on the title, but this one is sure catchy with its staccato rhythm.
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What a great introduction, Noelle. It couldn’t help but hook me. I couldn’t find a purchase link and couldn’t find it on Amazon. Reply with a link and I’ll pick it up! It sounds like great fun.
So far, it’s only on Kindle, Diana. I’ll post when it’s available as a paperback. Thanks for your enthusiasm!
I couldn’t kind it on kindle either. I’ll look again.
Oh, I just found it. Sorry. I don’t know why I was having so much trouble yesterday. Looking forward to the read!