Ballad of a Dead Nobody

Ballad of a Dead Nobody

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by Liza Cody
     
 

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Elly Astoria had a miraculous musical talent. As a little girl she taught herself to play guitar and keyboard so that she could feed herself and her junkie mother. One rainy night she was spotted singing and playing by the founder of an indy women’s band. Later, cleaned up and better fed, she caught the eye of her future manager – and his creepy sister.

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Elly Astoria had a miraculous musical talent. As a little girl she taught herself to play guitar and keyboard so that she could feed herself and her junkie mother. One rainy night she was spotted singing and playing by the founder of an indy women’s band. Later, cleaned up and better fed, she caught the eye of her future manager – and his creepy sister. It should have been a rags-to-riches story. Instead Elly’s career was cut short by her perverted and grisly murder.

Years after her death it looks as if Elly’s life has been overlooked. If anyone deserves rediscovery and a biography, it’s Elly. Clearly there is a story to be told and a mystery to be solved. But how?

About Anna Lee

“Electric with suspense, fast and funny...” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Loud hurrahs... story wonderfully alive, truly tense, dialogue sharp and accurate!” —HRF Keating, The Times

About Eva Wylie

“A staggering achievement... A breath-taking tour de force.” —Sara Paretsky

“...Eva is a wondrous creation – an incorrigible innocent in a story that crackles with energy. Super Cody.” —Kirkus Reviews

About Gimme More

“Any one with the slightest interest in the world of music will find this a thriller they won’t want to put down.” —Anthony Morris

“Probably the greatest rock’n’roll novel ever.” —Nick Johnstone, uncut

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781450283243
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
876,195
File size:
731 KB

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Ballad of a Dead Nobody 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My interest was piqued by the idea of a novel about a "Rock & Roll" murder mystery; it sounded fun & different! Unfortunately, the author's grasp of the modern music industry and the people in said is pretty superficial; therefore, her development of them in the novel are disappointing. In addition, the author's style choice - to tell the story via retelling supposed interviews with various characters - doesn't work, but it could. Not sure whether I'll read other books by this author. By ajwest