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Hang Down Your Head: A Randy Craig Mystery (Randy Craig Mystery #4)

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Despite her best efforts to lead a peaceful life, murder, mystery and mayhem continue to follow reluctant sleuth Randy Craig. Maybe she shouldn't live in Edmonton. Or date a cop. Or work for the famous Folkways Collection library on the University of Alberta campus.Randy has just started the dream job of any banjo-playing folkie freelance writer, when the children of a dec ...more
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Published October 30th 2011 by Ravenstone (first published October 28th 2011)
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Harvey Tilden
As a long-time folk music lover, I found this book to be at once fascinating and affirming. I also love mystery, and Janice does an excellent job of keeping the reader delving ever deeper into the strange events that propel her story ... the Edmonton details are both accurate and familiar, but they don't discourage 'outsiders' from reading and enjoying the book.
Kate
Another mystery from Randy's life. This time it's around her involvement with folkwaysAlive! project with U of A and Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Since I plan to visit the festival next year this book was a great read in many ways. Now I know what to expect and how to plan my visit to the festival as if I had visited it before. Also, thanks to the book, I know where to educate myself on folk music (http://www.folkways.si.edu/). Randy was a real as always, it was great to hang out with her. Look ...more
Nicola
I'm not a mystery lover. I'm not particularly passionate about folk music. I do love Edmonton, though, and it was a bit of a novelty to read this descriptive book set in highly familiar settings. However, the sleepy action read a lot like a personal journal of any typical Edmontonian describing their daily life in minute (read boring) detail. The murder plot details were graphic but read as unnecessarily gimmicky. I was glad to read a local author but this book won't encourage me to read any mor ...more
Kelly Macfarlane
Again, lots of fun, especially for its look at Edmonton's folk festival and folk music in general. A good mystery, and I learned lots (one of the things I like about this series is how the author not only writes a mystery, but also provides interesting background information about the broader setting -- this time, Edmonton's Folk Music Festival and folk music in general).
Glynis Whiting
If you've ever been to Edmonton Folk Festival, you must read this book. I was reading it when the folk festival started last summer, and almost turned my car toward Alberta so that I wouldn't miss out on the fun. Randy Craig is "everywoman", which makes her antics particularly enjoyable.
Leslie
I like Janice's stories, perhaps because I met her at WWF - 2013. I liked this book, but not as much as her first one and certainly not as much as the last one .... Good read though. Loved the Edmonton scene.
Billie Milholland
Delighted with the concept, but I know so little about the music scene. I think I missed major enrichment herein. Not the author's fault!
Donna
Having read Ms. MacDonald's other books in the series and been disappointed, I thought I'd give this one a try. Still disappointed.
Fiona Craig
Love the setting - it takes place at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.
Brenda
Fun and amusing if you live in Edmonton.
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Janice MacDonald is a bestselling Canadian author who is best known for the six novels featuring amateur sleuth Miranda "Randy" Craig. The Randy Craig Mysteries were the first detective series to be set in Edmonton, Alberta, where Janice lives and works. The latest installment, The Roar of the Crowd, was published in July 2014 by Ravenstone Books, an imprint of Winnipeg's highly respected Turnston ...more
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