Blue Moon by Peter Duchin

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Bandleader Philip Damon still hasn't recovered from the death of his wife-victim of a still-unsolved murder-when he arrives at a charity ball at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel. So, understandably, he's quite shaken to meet Lenore Ashley there, as she uncannily resembles his late wife. But the belle of the ball becomes a suspect when her companion is found dead with an ice pick in his heart. Now, Philip must solve two murders-and discover why he is the one link between them.

About Peter Duchin

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Peter Duchin, bandleader of renown, has long enjoyed a good mystery and makes his mystery-writing debut with this book. John Morgan Wilson is the Edgar Award-winning author of the Benjamin Justice mystery series.
Published October 1, 2002 by Berkley Hardcover. 320 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian. Fiction

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An increasing worry to his pals (Jackie Kennedy, Joe DiMaggio, Truman Capote, George Plimpton et al.), society bandleader Peter Damon views his life darkly these days.

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San Francisco's lone black homicide inspector, Hercules Platt, grudgingly comes to accept Damon's help on the case, though Damon is himself a suspect.

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If you really read Margaret Millar and so many of the authors she adores, you'd know that listening is a great talent for sleuths, and her oblivious, blithe "oh, he appreciates my sleuthing" when Platt has clearly told her otherwise speaks to the air-headed ego of the wealthy types who refuse to ...

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