Another Number for the Road

Another Number for the Road

by CJ Verburg


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As the daughter of NY private eye Archie Goodwin, journalist Cory Thorne’s response to her crumbling marriage is to tackle a tough investigation. Twenty years ago, vocalist Mickey Ascher of rock-protest band The Rind was slaughtered in his Back Bay penthouse. His guitarist, Dan Quasi, disappeared. Now Unsolved Mysteries is reopening the case, just as an upscale Boston exchange program has hired Dan Quasi’s new band to play for their networking trip to France. Why would a former rock legend, antiwar ringleader, and murder suspect choose the Eiffel Tower and EuroDisney for his comeback? As she follows Quasi & Company from Paris -- site of her own whirlwind courtship -- to a village strawberry festival, Cory’s quest for a scoop becomes entangled with her personal search for lost time. Meanwhile, drugs, sex, and long-buried grudges are popping up around the band like land mines. The Bostonians’ nostalgia trip turns dangerous, then deadly. Now it’s urgent for Cory to solve her father’s elephant-in-the-room question: Who killed Mickey Ascher?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780991664542
Publisher: Boom-Books
Publication date: 05/18/2017
Series: A Cory Goodwin Mystery , #2
Pages: 380
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

San Francisco writer CJ Verburg is an award-winning playwright, theater director, and author of five international literature collections, a memoir, and two mystery series. She started her literary career early, telling stories to stuffed animals; she wrote her first novel and won her first playwriting award in her early teens. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College, the venue for her first full-length play (a rock-protest musical), she became a part-time cocktail waitress, proofreader, and boat builder, and then an in-house and freelance editor and writer for publishers in Boston and San Francisco. Her adventures on the noir side of publishing inspired her first Cory Goodwin mystery, "Silent Night Violent Night." Staging plays with her Yarmouth Port neighbor and friend, the artist Edward Gorey, triggered her multimedia memoir "Edward Gorey On Stage" and her Edgar Rowdey Cape Cod mystery series, beginning with "Croaked" and "Zapped."

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Magical Mystery Tour

Chapter 2: I Can See for Miles

Chapter 3: 2000 Light Years from Home

Chapter 4: Sunny Afternoon

Chapter 5: Tales of Brave Ulysses

Chapter 6: Break on Through (to the Other Side)

Chapter 7: White Rabbit

Chapter 8: So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n‘ Roll Star

Chapter 9: Mr. Soul

Chapter 10: Somethin’ Goin’ On

Chapter 11: Across the Great Divide

Chapter 12: Travelin’ Band

Chapter 13: Disney Girls

Chapter 14: One More Saturday Night

Chapter 15: Easy to Slip

Chapter 16: Ramblin’ Man

Chapter 17: Help Me

Chapter 18: Already Gone

Chapter 19: Another Park, Another Sunday

Chapter 20: Call on Me

Chapter 21: Same Old Song and Dance

Chapter 22: Don’t Ask Me No Questions

Chapter 23: Film Noir

Chapter 24: Government Man

Chapter 25: Give Me Some Time

Chapter 26: Taste It

Chapter 27: I’m the One

Chapter 28: Do What You Do

Chapter 29: Mr. Rat

Chapter 30: When You Wish Upon a Star

Chapter 31: I Hope You Get Home All Right

Chapter 32: The End of the Night

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