A fire at the home of Peter O'Browne, wunderkind of Camden Town Records, piques the interest of his neighbor, Inspector...

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A fire at the home of Peter O'Browne, wunderkind of Camden Town Records, piques the interest of his neighbor, Inspector Christy Kennedy, even before O'Browne is reported missing--and turns up dead. It's not clear who killed him, but it is clear at the merest glance that O'Browne was no wunderkind: A music exec who had not so much an ear for what bands would sell as a nose for how to hype sales of whatever band he picked, he's left a lot of enemies in his wake. Which of them slung a rope over a handy ceiling timber and hoisted him up? A surprisingly traditional entry in the trendy Bloodlines series, this British writer's debut features an unbreakable alibi, a Rube Goldberg contraption for committing murder, and an investigator who actually follows police procedure. But the main attraction--inside dirt on the music industry--isn't likely to shock most American readers.

Pub Date: Sept. 11, 1997

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 224

Publisher: Do-Not/Dufour

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1997