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While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  Book #2 of the JP Kinkaid Chronicles

by Deborah Grabien
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While My Guitar Gently Weeps Cover Blacklight's recent tour has been rough on guitarist JP Kinkaid: a heart attack in Boston and a significant ramp-up of his multiple sclerosis have left him more physically fragile than usual.

With the tour over, JP is relaxing by sitting in as second guitarist for a new CD by his long-time friends, the Bombardiers. The Bombardiers are breaking in a new frontman: singer/guitarist Vinny Fabiano. Self-absorbed and abrasive, Vinny is new to the Bay Area music scene. All anybody seems to really know about him is that he has some very expensive instruments, but no obvious source of income to pay for them.

A few weeks into the sessions, Vinny is found dead in the Bombardiers' rehearsal space, smashed over the head with a custom guitar. The murder leaves the Bombardiers-who are already in hot water with their record label-without a singer or a regular guitar player. JP, calling in a favor, asks Malcolm "Mac" Sharpe to step in and sub for Vinny. But then Vinny's cousin and guitar tech is found murdered in Marin County, and Vinny's most valuable guitar - a $75,000 custom Zemaitis pearl top - is missing.

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Praise for the JP Kinkaid Chronicles

Grabien is a master of the rock-and-roll narrative.
– Teresa L. Jacobsen, Library Journal

Grabien captures both the excitement and the incredible effort that goes into making a major music tour a success. Brilliant descriptions of making music.
– Publishers Weekly

Promising and entertaining-and fascinating for its look at life backstage."
– Richmond Times-Dispatch

The JP Kinkaid mysteries are a breath of fresh air in the mystery novel genre and a rockin' good read."
– Mark Karan, recording artist and lead guitarist for Bob Weir and Ratdog

Rock musicians are our royalty, and Grabien shows us how the onstage magic happens. Not just for mystery readers, this has appeal for boomers reflecting on their life stories.
– Library Journal

From the lush-life backdrops of megahuge rock dudes to the hard-scrabble lives of blues patriarchs who never got the paydays they earned so many times over, this is how rock REALLY rolls. Grabien's saved you the best seat in the house.
– Charles Shaar Murray, author of Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix and Postwar Pop and The Hellhound Sample

From spirited discussions of blues-based rock to inspired moments of band camaraderie, this is definitely a mystery that will also appeal to rock fans.
– Joanne Wilkinson, Booklist

JP’s perky narration and his love for Bree keep the pages turning.
– Publishers Weekly

A brilliant marriage of backstage skullduggery and suspense that draws you right in. Rock On, JP!
– Julian Dawson, recording artist and author of and on piano...Nicky Hopkins - The Extraordinary Life of Rock’s Greatest Session Man

It’s the rare music-inspired crime novel that nails both the passion of music and the deft characterization and tight plotting required by a solid mystery, but in the JP Kinkaid Chronicles, the author has managed something quite rare in the genre: She’s created rock musicians who are credible human beings and not randy, coke-snorting cartoons.
– Kevin Burton Smith, Mystery Scene Magazine

While illustrating the behind-the-scenes business of a rock band, Grabien offers a window into the life and health of a person with multiple sclerosis. Even better, the author shows the humanity, team work, and loyalty that keep a supermusical phenomenon together. For all mystery readers who love rock’n’roll.
– Library Journal (starred review)

A rollercoaster ride of sold-out concerts, drug rehab and enduring love.
– Publishers Weekly

A deft mystery nicely integrated with a fascinating backstage look at a rock star’s life.
– Kirkus Reviews

Here’s your all-access pass to a full-tilt, fun read!
– Kathi Kamen Goldmark, author of And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You
and founder of the Rock Bottom Remainders

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    Plus One Press
    December, 2012
    Trade Paperback
    ISBN-10: 0-9860085-4-0
    ISBN-13: 978-0-9860085-4-2
    5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 272 pages

      $16.95 USD       £11.25       $17.95 AUD

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