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Crime Plus Music: Twenty Stories of Music-Themed Noir    edited by Jim Fusilli order for
Crime Plus Music
by Jim Fusilli
Order:  USA  Can
Three Rooms Press, 2016 (2016)
Softcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

Anthologies usually give the reader the best of the best. Crime Plus Music, edited by Jim Fusilli, presents the reader with a bit more than twenty fine mysteries music! As each story is read, the reader can imagine lovely and lively music playing in the background. An intriguing idea. Music also plays a major role in each story. And does it well.

The lineup of authors is impressive. To name a few: Craig Johnson, David Liss, Val McDermid, Peter Robinson. Twenty authors each with their own version of crime mixed with music. Rock and Pop music predominates. This was a far-out idea that works as expected - crime of every form playing alongside music of every form is a great idea that gives readers many hours of enjoyment.

Editor Jim Fusilli is a music critic for the Wall Street Journal as well as the author of seven novels and two non-fiction works.

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