The Music Lovers: A Harry Stoner Novel

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Hired by record collector Leon Tubin to find thirty-five pieces of vinyl stolen from his collection, P. I. Harry Stoner is soon caught up in a world of eccentrics, criminals, and vanishing spouses. Reprint.

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Jonathan Valin is a mystery author best known for the Harry Stoner detective series. He won the Shamus Award for best mystery novel of 1989. After writing eleven Harry Stoner novels over a fourteen-year period, he took a break from mystery writing to help found Fi, a magazine of music criticism. He now works as an editor and reviewer for magazines.



Mark Peckham is an actor and director based in Rhode Island. In addition to working with Trinity Rep, Virginia Stage Co., and many Boston-area theaters, he was the voice of Joseph Smith in the award-winning PBS documentary American Prophet with Gregory Peck.

From Publishers Weekly:

The world of rare recordings and huge electrostatic stereo speakers is an unusual setting for the 10th appearance of Cincinnati PI Harry Stoner, seen before in the Shamus-winning Extenuating Circumstances. Though Stoner usually works his city's mean streets, this case has its beginnings in a cozier milieu. Mild, middle-aged Leon Tubin is missing some prized and valuable LPs. He's convinced that his fellow stereophile club member and all-around bigot Sherwood Leoffler is responsible and hires Stoner to prove it. After Stoner fends off Leon's unlikely companion Sheila, a former rock singer who has slept with a sizable portion of Ohio's male population, including most of the stereophiles, Leon is beaten while failing to protect her from a kidnapper. Stoner finds a cache of cash in their freezer, frozen assets that make the stolen records look like child's play and recast the likelihood of Sherwood's guilt. Rooting his story in crimes of the past, Valin calls on hard-hitting plotting and plenty of audio lore to yield a powerful conclusion that satisfyingly caps the story's gentler start.
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