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Jamaica Blue (Caribbean Mystery #1)

3.38 of 5 stars 3.38  ·  rating details  ·  29 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)
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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
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?"

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.
I did not finish this book. Narration was awful and story was very crude.
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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
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