Glossy-mag advice columnist Molly Forrester has been working her tail off to get recognized as an investigative journalist and has even solved a few murders along the way, but none of that matters to her editor, who’s more than happy to keep Molly tied down to her Dear Abby roots.
Thankfully, though, her publisher has taken notice and has a lot more faith: Molly’s been promoted, and her first assignment as a full-time feature writer should be a cinch. It’s a profile of Russell Elliott, the legendary rock manager/producer who just died of an accidental overdose. The rock ’n' roll world is pretty accustomed to seeing its brightest stars burn out early, and jaded as it sounds, no one is shocked by Elliot’s death - no one except his daughter, that is, who is convinced that it was no accident.
All Molly has to do to keep her new job, pump up newsstand sales, and win back reluctant beau, NYPD homicide detective Kyle Edwards, is give Elliot a once-over like a devoted fan, without looking too deeply at anything that smacks of murder, like his infamous family, his infighting protégés, or the rumor about his long-lost bootleg tapes. What could be easier for Zeitgeist magazine’s newest star? Almost anything.
Smart, sexy, and suspenseful, Killer Riff takes readers on a thrilling tour of New York’s high-stakes music industry and makes for a stylishly entertaining addition to Sheryl J. Anderson’s jazzy Molly Forrester series.