Evan Horne, once a world class pianist, is now a man with a broken hand and a broken career. When former boss, singer Lonnie Cole, asks him to be intermediary in the payment of blackmail, Horne is unable to resist.
But trading money for embarrassing photos turns out to be complicated. Pretty soon the money is gone, but the photos haven’t turned up. Instead, there’s a fresh body on the beach. And Horne is looking more and more like a suspect.
Praise for SOLO HAND:
“Moody creates a tangle of clues and motives that Evan determinedly untangles despite his lack of PI experience. Jazz fans hoping for descriptions of artistry will find workaday musicians instead, but Moody’s portrayals of the backstabbing music industry and a royalties scam ring true.” —Publishers Weekly
“This first novel is a fast-paced, easy-to-read tale of amateur detection.” —Library Journal