The Classic Rockers Reunion with Death

Mystery & Thrillers, Humor

By RJ McDonnell

Publisher : Killeena Publishing

ABOUT RJ McDonnell

RJ McDonnell
I am the author of the Rock & Roll Mystery Series. My first novel, Rock & Roll Homicide, has been two Kindle Top 100 lists from June 2014 through October 2014.  My second novel, Rock & Roll Rip-Off won the Premier Book Awards 2010 Mystery/Thriller of the Year. The third book i More...


San Diego private investigator Jason Duffy is literally taken out of his comfort zone when he travels to Scranton, PA in January after his uncle’s best friend is murdered. Jason knows very little about Uncle Patrick because of a feud between his father and uncle that caused an estrangement over 40 years ago. He learns that his uncle and the victim were members of a rock band that nearly made it to the national scene in the late 60s, and were about to play a reunion concert in their hometown when the murder occurred.

The investigation leads Jason back to an “almost anything goes” era that is exacting a huge price many years later. To mix & master this musical mystery, Jason fills in for the murdered guitarist and soon finds himself struggling to avoid filling in a cemetery plot. Someone doesn’t want that reunion concert to happen and is willing to do anything to cancel it forever. The case teaches Jason how easy it is for all of us to fall victim to our assumptions.

Eastern Standard Crime – Hardboiled Crime Fiction Reviews


“McDonnell not only spins a decent mystery tale, but the voice he offers Jason Duffy is clever and intelligent without seeming too elitist.”