The Day Will Come
Stella Crown Mystery
By Judy Clemens
(Poisoned Pen Press, Hardcover, 9781590582992, 237pp.)
Publication Date: August 15, 2007
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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If Stella Crown loves anything as much as her farm, her Harley, and her friends, its a good dose of rock-and-roll. But when the chance arrives to see a Philadelphia legend in concert, she gets more than she bargained for. A bomb threat empties out the club, and when the panic subsides, a member of the band is missing.
When the body of the singer, Genna, is found in the club later that night, Stellas friend Jordan Granger is the prime suspect. Jordan had no official relationship with the victim, but Stella is convinced he was in love with her. The drummer of the band, a talented but volatile man, was Gennas actual boyfriend, and Stella doesnt trust him. Did the drummer kill his girlfriend after setting the bomb? Were the two crimes even related?
Stella finds herself acting not only as Jordans keeper, but as an investigator into his life, as well as her own. Meanwhile, Stellas boyfriend has a secret of his own. Why isnt he returning her calls? And why was he so exhausted and edgy even before the disastrous concert?
The answer isnt something Stella ever dreamed of.
Judy Clemens would like to come back again as a rock musician. Until that time she must live out her dream vicariously by telling the story in The Day Will Come, the fourth book in her Anthony and Agatha-nominated Stella Crown Series. Judy lives in Ohio with her family and four cats.
"This is a well-written series, whose characters, while nontraditional, are completely believable. We learn about dairy farming, tattoos, band practice, whatever, all skillfully subservient to the story. You go, Stella." --Contra Costa Times
Clemens avoids making farm life too bucolic, while Stella, with her Harley, cows and engaging circle of friends, will appeal to cozy and more mainstream mystery fans alike. This is a solid addition to a series that improves book by book.--Publisher's Weekly
"She's smart. She's tough. She's sexy...Alternately a Harley-riding, tough farm girl and a kindhearted, vulnerable woman, Stella makes an endearing heroine in a promising first novel." --Booklist on Till the Cows Come Home
"Though Stella and her friends often seem an unlikely bunch, Clemens certainly keeps you guessing." --Kirkus Reviews