Shades of Blue

CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DD6161
Released: Dec 01, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781470896706
Narrator/s: Grover Gardner
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After months of successful work in Europe, musician Evan Horne returns to settle in the San Francisco Bay area, where he makes inroads into the jazz scene. Life is good until he gets a phone call from a Los Angeles attorney. Evan's old friend and former mentor, pianist Calvin Hughes, has died and left Evan all of his possessions. When Evan begins to play through some of Calvin's handwritten sheet music, he recognizes a song from the landmark Miles Davis recording Birth of the Cool and another from Kind of Blue. Evan is soon on a whirlwind journey across the country to confront his family. Was Calvin Hughes the uncredited composer of one or both of these tunes? Or was it simply Hughes' transcriptions from the recordings? Just what was his mother's relationship with Calvin Hughes? And how did jazz come into the equation?

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Author(s): Bill Moody
Series: Evan Horne Mysteries Series No: 6
Genre: Mystery

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eAudio
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Author(s): Bill Moody
Narrator(s): Grover Gardner
Series:
Genre: Mystery
Product Number Z100096053
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481566506
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Author(s): Bill Moody
Series:
Genre: Mystery
Product Number EB00009596
Released: Jul 02, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
ISBN: #9781615952922

Professional reviews

"Moody's latest Evan Horne novel is an entertaining story that doesn't seem to know what it wants to be. As a result, the book is entertaining, but it leaves listeners wanting more. In his narration Grover Gardner uses a calm tone that works well with the world of jazz depicted in the story. Gardner beautifully captures Horne's astonishment at the life-changing information he receives when his friend and mentor, pianist Calvin Hughes, dies. Another of the novel's characters also dies early in the book. From there, the novel loses focus because Moody does not succeed in bringing his two subplots together. Still, Gardner's strengths help listeners to enjoy the production, despite its disappointing development. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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