Fm For Murder

Fm For Murder

by Patricia Rockwell



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Fm For Murder by Patricia Rockwell

Who shot the disk jockey while he was on air? No one saw the killer, but many heard the murder on the radio. Local police are mystified and ask Psychology professor and acoustics expert Pamela Barnes to assist them in investigating the crime. Can she determine who shot the deejay just by listening to the radio station's audio recording of the killing?

And how does this crime connect to the impending death of a wealthy carpet manufacturer hundreds of miles away? And the driven behavior of his conscientious son who hides a very important secret? Unknown to Pamela, another thread of this strange mystery is about to unravel. Will she be able to solve it before another victim is claimed?

In FM FOR MURDER, the second in Patricia Rockwell's acoustic mystery series, we follow feisty amateur sleuth Pamela Barnes who doesn't let academic duties prevent her from fighting crime. And Pamela fights crime with the tools she knows best-sound waves.

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ISBN-13: 9780984479542
Publisher: Cozy Cat Press
Publication date: 03/01/2011
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Fm For Murder 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
linjune More than 1 year ago
I love mysterys and this was great. It took me all but the last few pages to figure out the killer. Total shock. But in a good way. Will try to find more of her books.
karenvaughanwrites More than 1 year ago
FM for Murder Now here¿s a neat plot! A late night alternative Rock Music DJ is murdered on air; or is he? Once again Professor Pamela Barnes is called upon to analyse the soundtrack of the murder for clues. She knows that her husband Rocky is not going to like this and asks other members of her faculty of Psychology to assist her. The dead DJ was also a grad student/Teaching assistant at Drake College. In other town miles away; an old and very well to do man lies dying and his other son wants to reunite him with the son he disowned years ago, and hires a PI to track him down, which he does. The result is a downward spiral to murder with some interesting twists along the way. The remaining son has a secret of his own which he will reveal after this mission is accomplished. Ms Rockwell has done it again with an interesting and suspenseful plot. Will the true identity of the killer be revealed? You will just have to read on and find out. I give this book 5 A+s.
readerbynight More than 1 year ago
Another unique foray into the forensic use of acoustics in aiding murder investigations. Who would have thought what a great tool this can be? I had the privilege of reviewing Patricia Rockwell's first book in this series, Sounds of Murder, this is the second. We have several of the same characters as in the first, but this time out the location is completely different. The book is written in two time periods as well as the present. Not confusing because times are well laid out, and essential to the mystery. The story begins December 15 just before midnight with a late-night radio broadcast of alternative music, hosted by "Black Vulture", normally running from midnight to 4:00 a.m. During his patter, he hears a visitor arriving, the door opens, and the listening world hears the shooting death of the local celebrity, Black Vulture a.k.a. Theodore Ballard, on air, then deathly quiet as the mike is switched off. So here we are with a mysterious death and the shocked alternative music world as audio witness, right in the Prologue. Back to a previous day in the week, December 11, we meet a dying carpet king, his son Daniel who is currently running the business, and the family lawyer Harold Vickers, among others. What could a carpet manufacturing business have to do with an alternative music disk jockey? As secrets in this family, Daniel's secret sweetheart, a secret to reunite his disowned brother with his father, no easy task as he left many years before, but he asks the family lawyer's assistance. Next, we move into "present" time, which at this moment in the story is December 16. Before long, a pattern of timing will appear explaining why these three time periods are important, how they connect up, and eventually reach the present in all three parts. We are now at the home of the intrepid and feisty heroine, Pamela Barnes, who is trying to sleep in on this Sunday morning, while her dog is trying to wake her up. We also meet her husband Rocky, and daughter Angie. Rocky is the main cook in this family and there are recipes in the back of the book. Rocky is against his wife "sticking her nose in" when it comes to murder, as does the Columbo-like Detective Shoop, whom she assisted previously on her own. Nor does Rocky approve of Angie's relationship with Pamela's graduate assistant, Kent, referring to him as "that hoodlum" and "looks like a weirdo". Kent and Angie are into alternative music. After a movie the night before, they were at a friend's home listening to Black Vulture's show and so it is that they also became audio witnesses to his murder, and called the police. Angie knows his real name which shocks Rocky because he has met him. He is one of the doctoral students in the English Department at Grace University, where both Pamela and Rocky work. Their friend Trudi is his advisor. Of course, Pamela's mind switches into investigative mode, while Rocky slips into his over-protective mode both for his wife and his daughter. Since the murder was recorded, this time Detective Shoop asks for Pamela's help in analyzing the audio with her specialized equipment for any possible clues. Of course, Pamela's mind switches into investigative mode, while Rocky slips into his over-protective mode both for his wife and his daughter. Since the murder was recorded, Detective Shoop asks for Pamela's help in analyzing the audio with her specialized equipment for any possible clues. There is a blend in
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Um actually i am king sooo...
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Nice twists. Very good. Highly recommened.
pgrif More than 1 year ago
Keeps you tied to your chair. Easy and great read.
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nlb1050 More than 1 year ago
FM for Murder is the first time I have read Patricia Rockwell. I found that the main characters to be well formed yet I'm sure that more can be learned about them in future books. I was a bit puzzled at first with the way the first couple of chapters went but soon realized that they were just two points of how the mystery would be solved. I have to admit that I try to figure out the who in every book that I read and boy was I wrong in this case. I am a reader of Cozy Mysteries and this in that category. I look forward to reading the first in this series and more to come.