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Blues in the Night

(2002)
(The first book in the Molly Blume series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Agatha Award Best Novel (nominee)
Sunday, July 13. 1:46 A.M. Near Lookout Mountain and Laurel Canyon. An unidentified woman in her twenties, wearing a nightgown, was the victim of a hit-and-run accident that left her unconscious and seriously injured. There were no witnesses.

So reads the report on the accident off Mulholland Drive in Molly Blume's Crime Sheet column for a weekly Los Angeles tabloid. Just another small L.A. tragedy, soon forgotten.

But the image of the young woman in her nightgown stumbling along a dark, winding road is one Molly, a freelance true-crime writer, cannot shake. In fact, it draws her to a bedside in intensive care, where the victim whispers to her three names: Robbie, Max, and Nina. It's not a smoking gun, but is sufficient to reinforce Molly's gut instinct that there are sinister circumstances behind the assault on Lenore Saunders.

With fearless conviction, Molly asks questions that nobody—including Lenore's mom, her ex-husband, her shrink, or even Molly's L.A.P.D. buddy, Detective Connors—wants to answer. Nevertheless, the astute Molly discovers Lenore lived a fractured life, so different from Molly's own secure and loving Orthodox Jewish background. And as a chilling picture of the unfortunate woman begins to take shape, the menace of murders past and present stirs and quickens.

In her first Molly Blume novel, award-winning novelist Rochelle Krich tells a story in the tradition of the great L.A. mysteries of the past—and introduces an investigator who is pure gold. Twentysomething divorcee Molly Blume, with her deep faith, short skirts, and nose for the truth, is a heroine to cherish.

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Praise for this book

"Blues in the Night is superb... Molly Blume is a fresh new presence... Smart, resourceful, and curious - not much escapes her." - Sue Grafton


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Used availability for Rochelle Krich's Blues in the Night

Hardback Editions

March 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blues in the Night
Author(s): Rochelle Majer Krich
ISBN: 0-7862-5188-3 / 978-0-7862-5188-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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October 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Blues in the Night
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
ISBN: 0-345-44971-1 / 978-0-345-44971-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Blues in the Night (Molly Blume)
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
ISBN: 0-449-00726-X / 978-0-449-00726-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fawcett
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Blues in the Night (Molly Blume Series)
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
ISBN: 1-5012-9700-7 / 978-1-5012-9700-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blues in the Night: Molly Blume #1
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blues in the Night: Molly Blume #1
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Blues in the Night (Molly Blume Series)
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
ISBN: 1-59335-058-9 / 978-1-59335-058-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Blues in the Night (Molly Blume)
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
ISBN: 1-59335-577-7 / 978-1-59335-577-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


September 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Blues in the Night (Molly Blume)
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
ISBN: 1-59086-427-1 / 978-1-59086-427-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Blues in the Night (Molly Blume)
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
ISBN: 1-59086-424-7 / 978-1-59086-424-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Blues in the Night (Molly Blume)
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
ISBN: 1-59086-426-3 / 978-1-59086-426-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2002 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Blues in the Night: A Molly Blume Novel
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
ISBN: 1-59086-425-5 / 978-1-59086-425-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Blues in the Night (Molly Blume)
Author(s): Rochelle Krich
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA