While My Guitar Gently Weeps: A JP Kinkaid Mystery Deborah Grabien. Minotaur, $24.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-312-59096-3
In Grabien's diverting second mystery to feature witty Brit rock musician JP Kinkaid (after 2008's Rock and Roll Never Forgets), someone bashes in the head of vocalist Vinny Fabiano with Vinny's own guitar in a San Francisco rehearsal hall. While no one's shedding a lot of tears for the loutish Vinny, who'd recently insulted Bree Godwin, JP's old lady, JP and Bree still want to know what idiot would use a guitar custom-made by luthier Bruno Baines as a murder weapon. Missing from Vinny's stash after the murder is his fabulous pearl-top Zemaitis guitar, similar to one stolen from the Rolling Stones' Ron Wood. JP's perky narration and his love for Bree keep the pages turning. (Sept.)
Causes Deborah Grabien Supports
EMILY's List (early member), Amnesty International (member on two continents for thirty years), Animal Welfare causes (we rescue feral cats), NARAL and...