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California Screamin': Murder at Monterey Pop
Intrepid pioneering San Francisco rock and roll reporter Rennie Stride finds herself once again as the Angel of Death's groupie, in the middle of plans, plots and playlists at the famed Monterey Pop festival of June 1967. Where she runs into music and murder, not necessarily in that order. And when friends (and enemies) start turning up dead in the psychedelic crossfire, s ...more
Paperback, 428 pages
Published July 30th 2009 by Lizard Queen Press
(first published 2009)
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A blast of a read and a good mystery. Rennie Stride is a young rock and roll reporter for the San Francisco Clarion. She is nicknamed " Murder Chick " because of her propensity to get herself involved in murders. Well murder does strike, about three times, as Rennie and her friends are down in Monterey to celebrate the well talked about Pop festival and the Big Magic festival that takes place before it. It starts with the hot springs drowning of an under age rent boy, who Rennie felt sorry for, ...more
Jul 25, 2009 Lisa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: music lovers, mystery lovers
In the second Rennie Stride book, we find music journalist Rennie about to attend the "Big Magic" (fictional) and Monterey Pop (real) music festivals in 1967, toward the end of the "Summer of Love." Now clearly established as a professional music critic, Rennie can't help but become involved in crime as she discovers murdered friends and acquaintances at the festivals. In spite of being exceptionally perceptive (something that could be annoying), Rennie has a loving, open heart and brains that e ...more