The Musician’s Daughter
On the eve of the USA’s entry into the Second World War, Ray Sherwood is touring with the Jack Donovan Orchestra. The saxophonist has just arrived in San Francisco when he encounters two beautiful women and, when one dies, he becomes embroiled in a complex and compelling whodunnit.
Ray might be an unconventional sleuth, but as the red herrings come thick and fast he is determined to get to the bottom of the murder mystery. At times naïve and haunted by the skeletons in his past, Ray is also an attractive and likeable hero.
The Musician’s Daughter gets off to a slow start, but once the action gets going the plot, counterpointed by some intriguing musical references, really heats up. Espionage, witty dialogue, war tensions and intrigue combine to provide a dense and entertaining read.
The Big Band Swing era is brought to life with impressive period detail, and the twisting plot keeps the reader on their toes right up to the climax.