The Hissing of the Silent Lonely Room (Hardcover)

By Paul Charles

Do-Not Press, 9781899344703, 286pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2002



In the latest Christy Kennedy mystery, the Camden Town detective finds himself investigating a case heavy with sudden death and intrigue and innumerable twists and turns. Part whodunit, part howdunnit, part love story, it again features a unique method of murder and his popular music setting that have become Paul Charles' trademarks.

When a woman's crumpled body is discovered in a gas-filled flat in north London, it looks like just another suicide. But Kennedy isn't so sure, especially when the dead woman is revealed as famous American singer-songwriter, Esther Bluewood. Kennedy and his regular team of DS James Irvine and DC Anne Coles piece together the life and loves of Bluewood and discover levels of greed, love, jealousy, and intrigue that surprise even them. Then just as the truth looks like it may be emerging, one of the suspects is murdered in a bizarre fashion. To make matters worse, Kennedy discovers that his own estranged girlfriend, ann rea, was a confidante of Bluewood and his investigation leads him reluctantly to her door. Music promoter by day, with his own London-based Asgard Promotions (Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, CS and N, Ray Davies).