DEAR DEPARTED by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
A demo music disc starts the search, Slider's "bagman", Jim Atherton getting personally enmeshed with the a member of the up-and-coming band. The variety of Slider's team, and the endless malaprops from Porson, his boss, keep the action from bogging down. Beautifully constructed, the killer is quite unexpected until almost the last minute. It's a 4.
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