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Fifteen years ago Sam Dunne was the lead guitarist and singer for the popular rock band Gin Sing. Critics and fans prophesied a meteoric rise to the top of the music charts. Then Dunne's bandmates, Eddie Shay and Danny Barton, kicked him to the curb and went chasing after rock stardom without him. Dunne now works small one-night gigs while teaching English literature at a community college. He's let the past go and learned to accept things as they are.

Then he turns the radio on one morning to learn Shay has been murdered: shot to death in his private home studio. Soon the police start focusing their attention on Dunne as a "person of interest." It's a custom-made set-up, with him as the chief suspect based on a 15-year-old grudge he's supposed to be nurturing. When common sense proves to be useless, the former rocker is left with only one recourse: to do his own investigating and find the killer before he's fitted with a prison wardrobe.

Writer Fred Adams Jr. spins a gritty, fascinating mystery authentically set in the world of sex, drugs, and rock & roll delivering a masterful audiobook experience along the way. Dead Man's Melody is clearly a cut above the rest.

©2016 Fred Adams, Jr. (P)2017

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