The run-out groove

by Cartmel, Andrew,

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Cartmel
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Community Library of Allegheny Valley - Harrison Fiction FIC CARTMEL
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction CARTMEL Andrew
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Northland Public Library Mystery FIC CARTMEL MYS
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His first adventure consisted of the search for a rare record; his second the search for a lost child. Specifically the child of Valerian, lead singer of a great rock band of the 1960s, who hanged herself in mysterious circumstances after the boy's abduction.

Along the way, the Vinyl Detective finds himself marked for death, at the wrong end of a shotgun, and unknowingly dosed with LSD as a prelude to being burned alive. And then there's the grave robbing...
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "When last we saw the jazz-loving Vinyl Detective (Written in Dead Wax, 2016), he was doing what he does best: finding rare LPs vinyl only, of course. That case came with an attendant mystery involving the circumstances surrounding the recording of a jazz pianist's lost album, but this time everything is backward: the rare album has already been found, and it kicks off the case, a missing person this time, not a missing record. And it's rock, not jazz. The cult rock star Valerian killed herself shortly after her last album was released, and after her death, her baby vanished. But was Valerian really murdered, and what happened to the child? The Vinyl Detective is hired to find the answers, despite his protestations that he finds records not people. So begins another goofy, thoroughly endearing hipster romp, starring a just-zany-enough cast of vintage-loving Londoners: the hero, of course, and his even more obsessed cohort Tinkler, crave vinyl; his girlfriend, the fetching Nevada, goes for vintage clothes; and let's not forget their cab-driver pal, the equally fetching Clean Head, who gets all tingly over rare Penguin Classics. Great premise, great fun. Keep 'em coming.--Ott, Bill Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "British author Cartmel's entertaining second record-spinning mystery finds the eponymous hero, otherwise unnamed, living in London with Nevada Warren, who hired him in the series debut, 2016's Written in Dead Wax. When John Drummond, who likes to be called Colonel, and Drummond's companion, self-styled journalist Lucille Tegmark, call on the vinyl detective, they first express interest in a rare 45 rpm single, "All the Cats Love Valerian," which they spotted on his blog. But this is just the lead-up to what the bickering couple really want: to hire him to investigate the disappearance of the infant son of Drummond's notorious singer sister, Valerian, who committed suicide in 1967 around the time the boy went missing. Encouraged by Nevada, the vinyl detective takes on the case. Cartmel treats music and records seriously, plays his strange characters for laughs, and provides a bit of danger and some unexpected twists in this affectionate nod to the vagaries of rock stardom. Agent: Tom Witcomb, Blake Friedmann Literary, Film & TV Agency (U.K.). (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series The vinyl detective
#1 - Written in dead wax
#2 - The Run-out groove
Subjects Sound recordings -- Collectors and collecting -- Fiction.
Sound recording industry -- Fiction.
Missing children -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher London :Titan Books,2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Vinyl detective :
Language English
Description 416 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781783297696
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