CRIME PLUS MUSIC: Twenty Stories of Music-Themed Noir is a fantastic new collection edited by novelist and Wall Street Journal rock and pop music critic, Jim Fusilli (Three Rooms Press). The book is a collection of darkly intense, music-related noir stories by world-renowned mystery authors, including: Craig Johnson (The Cold Dish), David Liss (A Conspiracy of Paper), Val McDermid (The Mermaids Singing), Gary Phillips (The Darker Mask), and Alison Gaylin (Hide Your Eyes), plus notable authors from the world of pop music including Galadrielle Allman (Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman), Willy Vlautin (singer/songwriter of indie band Richmond Fontaine), and more.
The Washington Post says, “There’s plenty here to chew on for fans of rock-and-roll and crime fiction.”
Other reviewers are loving CRIME PLUS MUSIC as well:
“Fusilli’s music-themed anthology rocks with superb solos from a number of big-name mystery writers and others who deserve to be better known. . . . Splendid compilation.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“ Hits the mark . . . superb collection!” —LIBRARY JOURNAL
“ A strong lineup of talent . . . hilarious . . . raw . . . exciting!” —A LA BOOKLIST
“ The music behind the stories in this volume ranges from country to rock to pop to contemporary electronic dance music to (get this!) bagpipes . . . The stories are little gems.” —DEADLY PLEASURES
“ The lineup of authors is impressive . . . and crime of every form playing alongside music of every form is a great idea!” —BOOKLOONS
“ This short story collection could ﬁll an Award shortlist all on its own. . . . Don’t-miss new writings from some of your favorite crime ﬁction authors— as well as some well-known folks from the music industry.” — BOLO BOOKS
“ In the hands of these modern masters of mystery ﬁction, CRIME PLUS MUSIC exposes the nasty side of the world of popular music, revealing it to be the perfect setting for noir.” — THE BOOK REPORTER
CRIME PLUS MUSIC exposes the nasty side of the world of popular music, revealing it to be the perfect setting for noir.