The Classic Rockers Reunion with Death

The Classic Rockers Reunion with Death

by RJ McDonnell


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San Diego private investigator Jason Duffy is literally taken out of his comfort zone when he travels to Scranton, PA in January after his uncle's best friend is murdered. Jason knows very little about Uncle Patrick because of a feud between his father and uncle that caused an estrangement over 40 years ago. He learns that his uncle and the victim were members of a rock band that nearly made it to the national scene in the late 60s, and were about to play a reunion concert in their hometown when the murder occurred.The investigation leads Jason back to an "almost anything goes" era that is exacting a huge price many years later. To mix & master this musical mystery, Jason fills in for the murdered guitarist and soon finds himself struggling to avoid filling in a cemetery plot. Someone doesn't want that reunion concert to happen and is willing to do anything to cancel it forever. The case teaches Jason how easy it is for all of us to fall victim to our assumptions.

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ISBN-13: 9780981491479
Publisher: Killeena Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

RJ McDonnell is the son of a Pennsylvania State Police Detective, who received several decorations for solving complex and high-profile crimes. In addition to a traditional education, RJ also had the benefit of seeing every police detective drama on television and in the movies. His father would frequently critique these stories for believability of characters and police procedures.

He earned a Bachelor's Degree at Penn State University and a Masters at Marywood University. During his college years RJ was a rhythm guitarist and vocalist in two bands. Shortly thereafter, he moved to San Diego where he went to work for a professional writing service. In addition, he wrote a monthly column for the Military Press, and another for a San Diego publication, providing advice to job seekers.

In the 90s, RJ got into comedy writing. He wrote for a local San Diego cable television show that had a Saturday Night Live-type format. Over its two seasons on the air, 34 of his skits were produced. Rock & Roll Homicide was the first novel in his Rock & Roll Mystery Series. The second novel, Rock & Roll Rip-Off, was selected 2010 Mystery/Thriller of the Year by Premier Book Awards. Third novel, The Concert Killer, features an original book trailer song that serves as a prequel to this serial killer novel. McDonnell locates the 4th novel, The Classic Rockers Reunion with Death, in Northeastern PA where he was born and raised.

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