Old Scores

Old Scores

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by Scott Mackay
     
 

Detectives Barry Gilbert and his partner Joe Lombardo are back on the crime scene and this time the investigation's getting personal.

When a music mogul is found strangled to death in his apartment, there's little that would give seasoned professionals Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo reason to pause, but this is no ordinary murder victim. Glen Boyd, the sly music

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Overview

Detectives Barry Gilbert and his partner Joe Lombardo are back on the crime scene and this time the investigation's getting personal.

When a music mogul is found strangled to death in his apartment, there's little that would give seasoned professionals Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo reason to pause, but this is no ordinary murder victim. Glen Boyd, the sly music producer whom even Gilbert once threatened to kill after the man nearly destroyed his venerable marriage, seems to have a shopping list of enemies a mile long.

From Boyd's former wife, and world famous folk singer, to a rock guitarist, to a notorious drug kingpin, it seems there is no one Boyd's dirty business dealings have not affected. But there is one suspect Gilbert refuses to include even though evidence keeps piling up. Soon it becomes a race against time for Gilbert to find the true culprit behind this heinous crime before his family is torn apart.

With twists and turns even the most jaded crime reader won't see coming, Arthur Ellis Award-winning author Scott Mackay delivers his most provocative and thrilling novel to date-a story of family, loyalty and violence that is impossible to ignore and, once begun, impossible to forget.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Scott Mackay, nominated for the 1998 Arthur Ellis Award for best novel (Fall Guy), brings back Toronto detectives Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo to investigate the murder of a music mogul in Old Scores: A Barry Gilbert Mystery. The victim had plenty of enemies, including Gilbert, who blames the guy for almost ruining his marriage. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Toronto detectives Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo (Cold Comfort) investigate the death-by-strangulation of a famous music producer with ubiquitous enemies. The kicker here is that Gilbert himself once threatened the man. Third in a satisfying series. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Toronto Detective-Sergeant Barry Gilbert (Fall Guy, 2001, etc.) battles to keep his wife out of jail and his daughter out of the terminal ward in the case of the murdered music promoter. Twenty-five years ago, when Glen Boyd was riding high as Canada's premier rock promoter, Regina Gilbert, like dozens of other young women smitten by his power and charm, had a fling with him-maybe more than a fling, Gilbert ruefully acknowledges when Boyd is strangled and clouds of suspicion start to gather above Regina. Though everybody on Metro Homicide agrees that Regina couldn't possibly kill anybody, the clouds refuse to disperse, even when Gilbert throws his best efforts into building successive cases against legendary folksinger Judy Pelaez, Boyd's much-wronged ex; Phil Thompson, the desperate musician unable to make a comeback since his band Mother Courage broke up years ago; Stacy Todd, Boyd's infatuated secretary; and Oscar Barcos, Boyd's drug connection, who obviously killed two other associates but proves a solid alibi for Boyd's murder. Soon enough, Gilbert's higher-ups turn the evidence over to the Crown Prosecutor and pull him off the case. It's almost enough to make him forget that his daughter Nina's first sex partner has just been diagnosed with AIDS, putting her own life at grave risk. A neatly turned presentation of the classic too-close-to-home scenario, with a particular flair for bringing each of Glen Boyd's sorely used victims to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312308414
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/06/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.66(w) x 8.52(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

Scott MacKay has over forty published short stories to his credit, including six Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine stories featuring Detective Barry Gilbert. He has also published six novels, including Cold Comfort, which was nominated for the 1998 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel, and Fall Guy, the second novel in the Barry Gilbert series. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two chldren.

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