Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #71 - The Dead Play On by Heather Graham


"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 


This week the book I am waiting on is The Dead Play On by Heather Graham.

This is #3 in the Cafferty and Quinn series. It is expected to be published March 31, 2015 by MIRA. 

The synopsis from Goodreads.com: 

Play a song for me… 

Musicians are being murdered in New Orleans. But Arnie Watson apparently died by his own hand. When Tyler Anderson plays the saxophone he inherited from Arnie, a soldier and musician who died soon after his return, he believes he sees visions of his friend's life—and death. He becomes convinced Arnie was murdered and that the instrument had something to do with whatever happened, and with whatever's happening all over the city… 

Tyler knows his theory sounds crazy to the police, so he approaches Danni Cafferty, hoping she and Michael Quinn will find out what the cops couldn't. Or wouldn't. After all, Cafferty and Quinn have become famous for solving unusual crimes. 

They're partners in their personal lives, too. Quinn's a private investigator and Danni works with him. When they look into the case, they discover a secret lover of Arnie's and a history of jealousies and old hatreds that leads them back to the band Arnie once played with—and Tyler plays with now. 

They discover that sometimes, for some people, the line between passion and obsession is hard to draw. Only in uncovering the truth can they hope to save others—and themselves—from the deadly hands of a killer.

Why am I looking forward to this book? I've enjoyed the first two Cafferty and Quinn books in the series. It's both a paranormal mystery and a little bit of a romance. Danni Cafferty is a strong female character with artistic talent that sometimes is influenced by the paranormal. Former policeman Michael Quinn is a gentleman when it's called for and a sleuth when necessary. Together they make a good team. I also like the cast of recurring support characters in the book. 

What book are you looking forward to this week? Please add a title or a link in the comments and we will check it out. Happy Reading!

10 comments:

  1. Heather Graham's novels have always be an auto-buy for me. I love the characters she creates. This one was already on my TBR :)

    My WoW this week

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    1. All three of her Cafferty and Quinn novels take place at least in part in New Orleans. I've really been enjoying them. Thanks for coming by!

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  2. Loving the list. This author is pretty popular. :D
    I also loved how you put your list this week.

    Hope you can check out My waiting on Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks. And Thanks for coming by. Your pick this week looks interesting too. Happy Reading!

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  3. I keep meaning to read something by Heather Graham. I'd love the New Orleans setting.

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    1. The Cafferty and Quinn books are good and all start in New Orleans although some of the action can take them farther afield. Thanks for coming by!

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  4. I'm not familiar with this author. The story line to this series sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

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    1. Thanks. The series has been good so far. Hope you enjoy your pick too. And thanks for coming by!

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    1. I haven't started this one yet. Reading a book of hers that came out last year, The Betrayed. It's a different series, but the genre is the same. Thanks for coming by!

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