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Heavy Mental: A Clancy Parker Mystery

3.68 of 5 stars 3.68  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  12 reviews
A musician's gotta eat, which is why rock guitarist Clancy Parker takes on side gigs as a private eye. When she gets a new case involving a stolen necklace, Clancy's thrilled at the prospect of easy money.

The job turns out to be anything but. Soon enough, Clancy must dodge threats from disgruntled secretaries, unhinged society matrons and rampaging ice cream trucks. The on
Kindle Edition, 1st, 229 pages
Published November 30th 2012 by P.J. Morse Books
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Susan Lulgjuraj
Clancy Parker is a likeable character. She's a private detective who plays in a rock n’ roll band. One of her best friends is a spunky 70-year-old who is also her landlord.

P.J. Morse's set up of Heavy Mental is great. The case is plausible with fringe characters getting enough face time to enjoy their presence – and even want to learn more about some of them.

However, midway through the book, it unravels. Clancy has taken a case for a rich socialite who has lost a $2 million necklace she intende
I received a free download of "Heavy Metal" A Clancy Parker Mystery, from the author, P.J. Morse in exchange for a honest review. This was a very enjoyable book to read and kept my interest.

Clancy Parker lives in San Francisco and comes from a wealthy family, but doesn't want handouts and wants to live her life her way. She is a guitarist in a rock and roll band, missing a bass player. But Clancy has another profession...she is a private investigator, and in order to pay the bills she takes on j
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This is the first book in the Clancy Parker Mystery Series by P.J. Morse. Clancy Parker is the daughter of a divorced San Francisco socialite and Cape Cod wealthy businessman, so she knows how to interact with and recognize wealth, but she doesn't belong to it. Clancy has gone a different direction with her life. She lives in the South Park section of San Francisco, works as a private detective and plays lead guitar in a local indie rock bank called Marquee Idols. Clancy gets quite a few recomme ...more
Rabid Readers Reviews
Morse says in her biography that she writes “cozies that your nana might not like.” I suppose the main character in this novel could be looked upon as edgy in a sense. She’s a woman working as a P.I. which is rare in the genre. She starts out fairly impressively as a character that gets things done and then devolves as the story progresses to a character that doesn’t make things happen but to whom things happen. There is something eerily familiar about her. She says at one point in the novel tha ...more
Anne Stoddard
When P.J. Morse describes her novel, "Heavy Mental," as "Not Your Nana's Cozy," she means it.

Clancy Parker plays guitar for the Marquee Idols and also solves mysteries as a private detective. She's used to your run-of-the-mill adultery cases, so she's intrigued when a San Francisco socialite offers her a case of a different kind: She needs help finding a very expensive missing necklace.

I don't want to give too much away about the plot, but I will say that the case becomes much more complicated
Clancy Parker is living in San Francisco working as a Private Detective to pay the bills while she waits for her band, the Marquee Idols, to take off… that is, if they ever find a new bass player. Clancy’s socialite mother refers a woman from her social circle to Clancy, and Clancy quickly regrets accepting the case. The woman is an heiress who lost a necklace due for the auction block at Sotheby’s… and she seems to be completely off her rocker. Clancy needs to find it, and fast.

Clancy immerses
Title: Heavy Mental

Author: P.J. Morse

Series: Clancy Parker Mystery

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A musician’s gotta eat, which is why rock guitarist Clancy Parker takes on side gigs as a private eye. When she gets a new case involving a stolen necklace, Clancy’s thrilled at the prospect of easy money.
The job turns out to be anything but. Soon enough, Clancy must dodge threats from disgruntled secretaries, unhinged society matrons and rampaging ice cream trucks. The only person who can provide answe
(NB: I received a review copy of this novel from the publisher)

Life isn't bad for Clancy Parker. It's a warm October afternoon in San Francisco. She's sitting outside her home/office with her landlord, Harold. They're sipping bottles of Heineken, just enjoying the day.

That's when Sabrina Norton Buckner saunters into Clancy's life. Clancy is a detective, first and foremost. She also plays lead guitar in The Marquee Idols--a local, down-on-their-luck rock band--but private investigation is how sh
This was a good book, I coulldn't put it down because I couldn't wait to see what happend next. I would highly recommend this book to any one who wants an excellent read. I look forward to reading more of this authors work.
As a guitarist in a struggling rock and roll band Clancy Parker is also a licensed private investigator. Most of her jobs are following cheating spouses or insurance scammers, but a job comes along that peeks her interest, a lost 2 million dollar necklace. Should be easy money, right, well the danger starts immediately. The storyline kept my interested and had me laughing at times. The characters were a riot and well developed. If you are a fan of Stephanie Plum books you will enjoy this. I hope ...more
I could have done without some of the language, but it was a fun story and an easy read.
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I write cozies your nana might not like. Then again, that depends on your nana.

I have two mystery series in the works -- one featuring the rock 'n' roll detective Clancy Parker and the other starring the erotic bakery entrepreneur Muriel Kovacs. I released the first novel in the Clancy Parker series, Heavy Mental, last year, and the second novel, Exile on Slain Street, just made its debut.

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