Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Jamaica Blue” as Want to Read:
Jamaica Blue
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Jamaica Blue (Caribbean Mystery #1)

by
3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Under an intense, blue Jamaica sky, music journalist Mick Sever lands a front row seat to the Next Big Thing - a reggae/rap band known as Derek and The Laments. Derek Lyman, the band's charismatic Rastafarian singer has an unmistakable hold on the audience, and his provocative lyrics work the crowd into a frenzy. But lurking beneath the new stars' promise is a deadly secre ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 17th 2003 by Minotaur Books (first published October 10th 2002)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Jamaica Blue, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Jamaica Blue

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jen
Feb 13, 2009 Jen rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, male-author
Jamaica Blue is the first book by Don Bruns in the Mick Sever series. Mick is a journalist who writes about the music industry. When Bobby Vane calls him to come down to Jamaica to do a story on the "next big thing" in music, Mick finds himself investigating a series of murders in addition to Derrick Lyman, Bobby Vane's "next big thing." At first the murders all occurring after Derrick's concerts in Jamaica is racked up to coincidence. But when Derrick and his band come to America and another mu ...more
Pam
Nov 03, 2007 Pam rated it really liked it
11/03/07
TITLE/AUTHOR: JAMAICA BLUE by Don Bruns
RATING: 4.5/B+
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Mystery/2002/310 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: 1st in Mick Sever music journalist sereis
TIME/PLACE: Early 2000's/Jamaica & Florida
CHARACTERS: Mick Sever/music journalist
FIRST LINES: The boatman had come and gone, peddling his drugs to the adventurous tourists in the midday sun. He'd paddled his mud brown canoe up to the sugar-sand beach, bellowing to the sun worshipers, "Who wants to buy some?"

COMMENTS: This
...more
Hrn1947
Apr 25, 2015 Hrn1947 rated it it was ok
first book in the series. When i read about it, rock & roll, tropical setting, mystery, it had everything i usually love. not this time. too many holes. too much past history that keeps cropping up without explaination. I'll read the sequel, but if it's not better that's it. the main focus of the last part of the story, ginny, never gets resolved. you never find out what happened.
Katie
Katie rated it really liked it
May 12, 2011
Donna Desanctis
Donna Desanctis rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2010
Annamae
Annamae rated it it was amazing
Nov 05, 2013
Michelle
Michelle rated it liked it
Aug 29, 2011
Rick F.
Rick F. rated it it was amazing
Nov 02, 2010
Susan
Susan rated it it was amazing
Jul 03, 2013
Judy Privitera
Judy Privitera rated it it was amazing
Nov 09, 2016
Brandon Rife
Brandon Rife rated it it was ok
Sep 02, 2016
Kateforan
Kateforan rated it it was amazing
Sep 19, 2011
Nicki Basinger
Nicki Basinger rated it it was amazing
Dec 30, 2013
Rfestivalet
Rfestivalet rated it liked it
May 31, 2014
Stacy
Stacy rated it liked it
Jun 04, 2010
Julesy
Jun 01, 2012 Julesy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I did not finish this book. Narration was awful and story was very crude.
Alicia
Alicia rated it it was ok
Oct 19, 2007
Thelonius
Thelonius rated it really liked it
May 06, 2016
Lou Mindar
Lou Mindar rated it really liked it
Oct 03, 2012
Kim
Kim rated it really liked it
Jun 01, 2015
Debbie
Debbie rated it it was ok
May 18, 2011
Melodie
Melodie rated it liked it
Feb 06, 2009
Fabiola Daboss
Fabiola Daboss rated it liked it
Nov 14, 2012
Marie
Marie rated it liked it
Aug 15, 2010
Rick Massuch
Rick Massuch rated it liked it
Aug 29, 2011
Kevin Wooldridge
Kevin Wooldridge rated it it was amazing
Jan 20, 2013
Paul
Paul rated it really liked it
Jul 17, 2013
Dlmrose
Dlmrose rated it liked it
Oct 14, 2011
Jennifer Kennedy
Jennifer Kennedy rated it liked it
Sep 13, 2013
Evie
Evie rated it liked it
Jan 01, 2015
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
229450
Don Bruns is a writer, novelist, musician, songwriter, painter, cook, advertising executive and stand up comic who has no idea what he wants to be when he grows up. He's the author of nine books and was editor of the mystery/music anthology A Merry Band Of Murderers.

Don's published novels cover two series. One, a Caribbean thriller collection and two, the Stuff series, a humorous look at two twen
...more
More about Don Bruns...

Other Books in the Series

Caribbean Mystery (5 books)
  • Barbados Heat
  • South Beach Shakedown: The Diary of Gideon Pike
  • St. Barts Breakdown
  • Bahama Burnout

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »