Victory disc

by Cartmel, Andrew,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Lawrenceville Fiction Collection FICTION Cartmel
Location  CLP - Lawrenceville
Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FICTION Cartmel
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Cartmel
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Cartmel
CLP - Squirrel Hill Mysteries FICTION Cartmel
Location  CLP - Squirrel Hill
Collection  Mysteries
Call Number  FICTION Cartmel
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Fiction CARTMEL Andrew
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  CARTMEL Andrew
The third book in the hilarious and enthralling Vinyl Detective mystery series. "Like an old 45rpm record, this book crackles with brilliance." David Quantick on Written in Dead Wax

When one of his cats accidentally discovers a rare Victory Disc, the Vinyl Detective and his girlfriend Nevada are whisked into the world of big band swing music, and a mystery that began during the Second World War.

Hired to track down the rest of the highly sought-after recordings of the Flare Path Orchestra, our hero will discover that the battles of the last world war aren't over yet. And if all this sounds simple, it's only because we haven't mentioned drive-by shootings, murderous neo-Nazis, or that slight case of being buried alive...
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Cartmel's third mystery starring the British investigator known simply as the Vinyl Detective (after 2017's The Run-Out Groove) effectively integrates the lead's unusual specialty of searching out rare records into an intricately constructed plot. The Vinyl Detective makes a fortuitous find: a rare recording of the Flare Path Orchestra, "the finest British swing band" of WWII. After he shares news of his find online, he's contacted by Joan Honeyland, whose father, Lucian, a bomber squadron commander, led that band. Joan retains him to find other records by the band, whatever the price. In the course of tracking down former members of Lucian's unit, the sleuth learns of a murder connected with the Flare Path Orchestra: one of its arrangers, Johnny Thomas, was executed for strangling a band groupie, Gillian Gadon, despite doubts about his guilt. Before long, the investigator has a contemporary killing to solve. Though readers may find it hard to accept the hero's breezy attitude toward peril, the clever resolution of the story lines is impressive. Fair-play fans, even those without an interest in music, will be pleased. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series The vinyl detective
Subjects Private investigators -- Fiction.
Sound recordings -- Collectors and collecting -- Fiction.
Sound recording industry -- Fiction.
Swing (Music) -- Fiction.
Big band music -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher London :Titan Books,2018
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Vinyl detective, victory disc
Language English
Description 432 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 9781783297719
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