When Peter O'Browne, managing director of Camden Town Records disappears, a fire ravages his north London home and his credit card is used in Dorset, DI Christy Kennedy is called in to investigate. As well as investigating a possible murder, the DI and his team find themselves turning up chart rigging scams and blackmail.
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Paul Charles, agent, promoter, author, and fan of The Beatles, was born in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland.
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Hearing fire trucks in his neighborhood, Detective Inspector Christy Kennedy goes to look and sees that the home of Peter O¿Brien, founder of Camden Tour Records, has burned to the ground. He later learns arson caused the blaze as someone placed an incendiary device inside a cassette holder. A few days later Kennedy¿s girlfriend reporter ann rea tells him that Peter has not been to his office for a few days nor called in, and this is very uncharacteristic of him......................... Kennedy learns from Peter¿s secretary Mary that her boss was being blackmailed for record hyping. A paper trail shows that Peter¿s Access card was used on the train and at a restaurant. He also left a message to Mary claiming he is okay and will be in touch. Soon afterward, Peter¿s corpse is found in his Mayfair Mews Studio. The coroner claims he died twelve hours ago although he vanished five days ago. Christy finds that the victim had numerous enemies with varying motives, but which one would kill remains the question............................ The protagonist makes I LOVE THE SOUND OF BROKEN GLASS a cut above the usual British police procedural as Christy empathizes with those he questions even those he considers a prime suspect. He understands that his inquiry could destroy the lives of innocent people by opening unrelated skeletons best left buried, but still does the job he is expected to do. The love between Christy and ann rea adds a humanizing element to the hero. This classy mystery will appeal to sub-genre fans for sure, but readers who welcome a strong well written tale will appreciate Paul Charles¿ fine novel........................ Harriet Klausner