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Hardcover The Day the Music Died: A Mystery Book

ISBN: 0786705698

ISBN13: 9780786705696

The Day the Music Died: A Mystery

(Book #1 in the Sam McCain Series)

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Book Overview

Sam McCain is a penniless young lawyer who earns most of his keep by doing investigative work for the imperious Judge Eleanor Whitney. The weekend Buddy Holly is killed will prove to be a memorable one for Sam.

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5 ratings

A lucky Find.

I found this one on the unwanted books rack at my local Gym. Never had heard of Ed Gorman before (turns out hes pretty prolific!) but this is a great 1st novel in this new series which takes place in the late 50s. I loved the plot, the characters, and the setting (midwest 'natch!)- I await my other books in the series!

The 50's Never Sounded So Good !

Sam McCain is the NEW Rock-N-Roll Hero for the ages ! Ed Gorman is GREAT....He definitly delivers the good's ! I have read both book's in this series...And I CAN'T WAIT for the 3rd installment, and hopfully many more !

REAL PEOPLE IN A REAL PLACE, AND A GOOD READ.

The author of this new book has given his readers a REAL PERSON to follow around in a REAL PLACE. One almost forgets that this is a mystery novel as Sam McCain's life, loves, family, hopes, dreams, and nightmares truly come alive as if he's somebody you know. There are a lot of stories in Black River Falls, Iowa, and each one of them holds your interest. The dustjacket says it's the beginning of a new series. I hope so.

A Magical Blend

Unlike any other writer, Gorman successfully weaves darkness and humor, riveting suspense and gentle poignancy, literary and genre, in this excellent novel. He's one of our treasures, and each new release brings new revelations and expansion of this great talent.The Day the Music Died is an unforgettable winner of a book! (NOTE: As far as the reader above who commented about the character's reluctance to shake hands with the coroner, he/she (1) wasn't reading very carefully and/or (2) has an personal issue to deal with)

Excellent story line.

Great book. Can't wait for McCain's next rock 'n roll adventure!!! Really well written.
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