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Summary

Meet retired cop, Sam Prichard. Sam opens his practice as a private investigator, and gets his first real case almost instantly: Find Barry Wallace, a local rock singer who was on the verge of making it big, and vanished suddenly! When Barry's body turns up minus his head and hands, the case becomes ominous, and now he has to find a killer, instead! The evidence comes together, and leads to the discovery of the missing body parts on the estate of a well-known talent agent, who stood to gain a lot of wealth if Barry had only agreed to sign the contract he had arranged, and the man is arrested for murder. But Sam gets a bigger surprise when that same man hires him to prove his innocence, and Sam follows a convoluted trail of clues to discover who really killed Barry, and wanted to frame the agent for the crime! Meanwhile, Sam has blundered into taking a job as the new lead singer for Barry's band, and may be on the edge of a whole new career for himself! Come along for the ride, and you'll get to hear Sam Prichard sing his heart out!

©2015 David Archer (P)2015 David Archer

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  • Wayne
  • 16-01-16

Very light and entertaining mystery!

Death Sung Softly is Book 2 in the Sam Prichard series. At 5 hours in length these books are short, too short for the price in my opinion. Although they are mysteries, this book is more about relationships. Character development is superb. This audiobook contains some complete and original high quality songs which is unusual, but adds to interest. The Kindle version of the novels in this series sell for $2.99 rather than more than the cost of a Audible credit, so I'll likely continue the series on Kindle.

The series is about an ex-police detective whom was shot on the job and forced to take disability. He becomes a private detective. He was single but is now engaged to his much younger computer expert who has a 4 year old daughter. The ex-detective is also a musician. The narration of the audiobook is simply outstanding.

My one complaint is that the audiobooks in the series are overpriced by about $6. The price is $14 or one credit.

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  • Andrea Mammes
  • 07-07-16

David Archer leading us into the future through Audible

Wow, what a novel idea to include some beautiful songs sung by a gifted artist in the narrative. Excellent combination of investigative work and a warm romance... worth listening to.

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  • Steve Manke
  • 27-10-18

A novel approach to audio

I listened to the audio version of the book. Since the plot involves a detective investigating the disappearance of a band's lead singer, it's no shock that there are references to the music played by the band. It's a little unconventional to actually have the songs appear in the audiobook. Given the audio is geared for voice rather than music, the quality of the music isn't all that amazing. But credit to the audio production team for their unconventional approach when it came to including what I can only guess to be original tunes in the book. I was a little surprised when there was no postscript explaining the source of the music.

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  • JoAnn
  • 28-08-18

Another great book in the series

A great 'Who done it' that keeps you guessing to the end. Read beautifully and realistically as I listened to the recording on 3 long road trips here in Australia.
I loved the lyrics, but ONE song was hard to hear, understand and was painfull to listen to..... I hope that will keep new readers intrigued as the rest were great!

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  • howard
  • 12-07-18

hate romance in action/thriller books

I stay away from female writers mostly because of the romance always added, so when Archer added romance and singing to bk I was disappointed, the timing of the romance was not believable anyway, should have happened faster or not at all

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  • Shelley Cash
  • 28-11-17

Disappointed

It was a good story but too much was spent in the music. If I wanted to listen to music, I'd listen to the radio or a CD. The book is only 5+ hrs and to waste much of it on songs irritates me.

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  • Tracy Brooks
  • 20-07-17

Terrible

Singing? Really? Couldn't get past chapter 5. Loved the first book., but the second is too corny and has 3 songs just in the first 5 chapters. Adults talking about being "girlfriend /boyfriend". Silly. I wanted to love it, but...

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  • Joyce Reece
  • 30-06-17

Another great story by Archer

Another great story by David Archer. Great crime story but an even better development of the main characters. The personal story between the two main characters is wonderful and the working relationship is even better.

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  • james
  • 24-01-17

good story

so the 1st book was better but this one was good I'll continue the series.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-17

Naramore does great job with his narration.

Only my second Audible book, story slowed at a couple of points getting too far away from the main story.