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The Rock 'n Roll Detective's Greatest Hits

(A book in the Spike Berenger Rock 'n' Roll Hit series)
A collection of stories by


Three "Spike Berenger Rock 'n' Roll HITS" in one volume! This anthology contains two novels: "A Hard Day's Death" and "Dark Side of the Morgue" (Shamus Award nominee for Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel of 2009, Private Eye Writers of America), plus a short story, "On the Threshold of a Death" (a Spike Berenger Rock 'n' Roll Hit SINGLE)!

"A frantic dash through the world of rock and roll. Thrills a-plenty and backstage passes to the magical mystery musical twilight zone." -- IAN ANDERSON of JETHRO TULL

A HARD DAY'S DEATH: Spike Berenger and his team, Rockin' Security, must find out who killed the aging rock star Peter Flame... was it his ex-wife? A former bandmate? A religious cult that had become Flame's groupies? A member of one of the mysterious rock 'n' roll gangs terrorizing New York? With so many potential suspects and so many possible motives, only a rock 'n' roll insider like Spike could hope to wade through the rumors and the legends and find the cold hard facts... and a cold-blooded killer.

"A sizzling story full of classic thriller twists, humor, and a dead-on look at the music business. A Hard Day's Death is number one with a bullet!"-- JEFFERY DEAVER

DARK SIDE OF THE MORGUE: Shamus Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original P.I. Novel of 2009. The Rockin' Security team is called into action in Chicago, where musicians of progessive rock bands are being murdered--one by one. As Spike and his partner, Suzanne, investigate the case, they find that no one wants to talk. As Spike digs deeper, he begins to unearth a lode of deadly secrets involving sex, psychedelic drugs, and, of course, rock 'n' roll. And it isn't long before the private detective becomes a pawn in a very dangerous game.

"Spike Berenger is so real that I even tried looking him up in my address book in order to give him a call! Best rock read you will ever find!" -- RICK WAKEMAN

"Benson is a top-class thriller craftsman who knows showbiz and music like the back of his hand. An unbeatable combination." -- LEE CHILD

ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DEATH: In this rare short story that appeared in Crimespree Magazine, Spike and his team must stop an assassin from gunning down a political candidate during a fundraiser at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

Author Raymond Benson has published over twenty-five books. Between 1996-2002, he was the official author of the James Bond 007 novels and penned nine titles. His other works include the New York Times best-selling "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell" and "Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell--Operation Barracuda" (written as "David Michaels"), two "Metal Gear Solid" novelizations, and a number of original thrillers, including "Sweetie's Diamonds," "Torment," "Artifact of Evil," and more. His latest hardcover is "The Black Stiletto," the first in a new series, out in September 2011.

Genre: Mystery    

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December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Rock 'n Roll Detective's Greatest Hits - A Spike Berenger Anthology
Author(s): Raymond Benson
Publisher: Crossroad Press
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