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Nostalgia Kills by Robert Westbrook (eBook)

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Robert Westbrook
Author of the Howard Moon Deer Mysteries

Nostalgia Kills
A Left-Handed Policeman Mystery

What if the greatest American rock star of the sixties, drowned in his bathtub seventeen years ago, did not accidentally die of a drug overdose but was murdered? Now, a new murder in Beverly Hills leaves blues-playing police lieutenant Nicky Rachmaninoff haunted by what really happened. The provocative and murderously profitable world of California rock is the setting for Nostalgia Kills by Robert Westbrook, author of The Left-Handed Policeman

After top video-jockey Jay Jeffries is found murdered and mutilated in his Bev­erly Hills mansion, Nicky Rachmaninoff finds himself in the middle of a bloody scan­dal. Jeffries was a member of the radical sixties rock group The Perceptions, whose lead singer Billy Lion died mysteriously in Rome at the height of his fame. Someone is out to kill all the surviving band members, now successful music promoters at The Rock Channel. 

Nicky's investigation is complicated by his precocious young daughter, Tanya, and by an entanglement with his ex-wife, TV star Susan Merril. But he uncovers a trail of murder that leads him to music broadcast studios, a bordello, a Malibu beach house, a sailboat off the coast of Hawaii, and ulti­mately—in a scene of mayhem and potential murder—the Grammy Awards. 

Everyone seems to want The Perceptions dead, including the band members them­selves: lecherous guitarist Rick Elsmore, scheming businessman Bo Daniels, and the bitterly betrayed Donny Meredith. Others with stakes in the outcome include mobster Bushy di Sutro; Susan's husband, Frank Fee, a famous actor; nymphet VJ Unity Sphere; a punk rock music group called Public Tele­phone; groupie/housemaid Nancy Normal; and a mysterious, deadly voice that calls itself The Ghost of Rock and Roll. 

The sixties meet the eighties in Nostalgia Kills, as sixties veteran Nicky Rachmaninoff races against time to rescue not just The Perceptions but rock and roll, past and pre­sent, in this colorful, funny, and gripping story of murder.


"IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT TIME TO VISIT LOS ANGELES COUNTY'S TONIEST CITY,
WESTBROOK'S NOVEL IS THE NEXT BEST THING.
Westbrook, the son of former Hollywood gossip columnist Sheilah Graham knows
the police and he know's Southern California, from the back alleys of
Beverly Hills to the Salton Sea."
Philadelphia Inquirer



Other Details

eISBN:
9781628158779
Series:
The Left-Handed Policeman
Book:
2
Pages:
281
Size:
6x9 in
Binding:
N/A
Genre:
Mystery
Edition:
Reprint

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