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A Case of You by Rick Blechta
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A Case of You

by Rick Blechta

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"She had a voice like an angel, smooth and complex as a twenty-year-old single malt, rich as thick cream. Everyone who heard Olivia sing felt as if she could see right into their souls, that her songs were meant for them alone. This was the magic her artistry conjured. In earlier times, she wouldhave been put to death as a witch. Such was the talent of Olivia Saint." Meet Andy Curran, drummer in a struggling jazz trio. When a distinctly odd street person sings at an open mic night at the club where they work, it's clear they've found their salvation: a vocalist of incredible talent. After she departs as abruptly as she'd arrived, Andy sets out to discover where Olivia Saint has gone and who she really is. That knowledge soon proves to be deadly indeed. In A Case of You, a crime novel that sweeps from the jazz clubs of Toronto, to New York City and Northern California, Rick Blechta has created a compelling story, rich in detail and compassion, and populated with characters not easily forgotten.… (more)

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I quite enjoyed this novel. Rick's writing is pretty barebones, but snappy and engaging. The plot wasn't too obvious from the beginning, but wasn't frustratingly opaque until the very end. I would recommend this as a good quick read - plane reading or beach reading. ( )
  NicKilty | Jul 8, 2009 |
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