I received an advance reading copy of this book via Librarything.com
Fans of crime fiction should note that author Rick Blechta will be again mixing his passion for music and writing into another crime novel. The Boom Room is expected to be published in April 2014.
While this was a quick and light read, Blechta does include some elements from his experience in his music career that make this a interesting book. Detective Mervin Pratt is called in to help at a murder scene at a popular downtown nightclub. The manager of the club has been stabbed to death and the lead investigator thinks the case can be closed in no time. But Pratt isn’t so sure and starts to take the investigation on his own. But Pratt finds himself in ethical ‘hot-water’ when his partner informs him that the suspect is his estranged half brother.
Although a light read, many fans of the Toronto music scene will be somewhat familiar will the sets and actions that Blechta uses in this book. And the dilemmas that Pratt encounters are realistic enough for fans of the genre to enjoy.