Bill Moodys fine murder mystery novel LOOKING FOR CHET BAKER features the adventures of jazz pianist Evan Horne on yet another involved crime adventure. Evan Horne is in search of a friend Ace Buffington who disappeared while in the process of writing an autobiography of Chet Baker. It gets involved quickly.
This is Bill Moody's fifth entry with his character jazz pianist Evan Horne. Being a jazz musician Bill Moody writes from an insider's perspective and the information he shares will hold the reader's interest from the beginning to the surprising ending.
Many in the jazz community who enjoyed the music of Chet Baker have long felt he was pushed out of his hotel window in May 1988 over a drug deal gone bad or was pushed out the window by a woman. This novel will shed some interesting insights into the world of jazz the oftentimes tortured life of Chet Baker for one will state I believe Chet Baker was murdered. Read this entertaining novel and draw your own conclusions on one of the most mysterious deaths in contemporary jazz history that of the great trumpeter Chet Baker.
Fast-paced and exciting reading this novel will carry you along right to the moment of Baker's fall from the Amsterdam hotel window and death impact on the cobblestone alleyway. Who murdered Chet Baker?
I liked this novel and enjoyed the details Bill Moody put into the plot. Moody has a fine way with characterizations and dialog.
Moody lives in Northern California is a professional jazz drummer and writes music criticism. This is his finest novel to date and for those who are interested in the mystery surrounding Chet Baker's death this is the book to read and enjoy.
Something to think about given the setting for Chet Baker's death -- was he murdered over a drug deal gone bad or was a woman involved in pushing him out the window or did a jealous musician see an opportunity to end Baker's life and took advantage of it or did he attempt one last time to fly and accidentally fell out the window? You be the detective the choice is yours. LOOKING FOR CHET BAKER is quality writing and entertaining for all readers who like jazz and a good tale told well.'Bill Moody gives the readers another involved, topnotch Evan Horne mystery, this time concerned with the murder of trumpet legend Chet Baker. An excellent reading adventure for jazz fans and the general reading audience. Firstrate.