Book Reviews of The Day the Music Died (Sam McCain, Bk 1)

The Day the Music Died (Sam McCain, Bk 1)
The Day the Music Died - Sam McCain, Bk 1
Author: Edward Gorman
ISBN-13: 9780786705696
ISBN-10: 0786705698
Publication Date: 1/1/1999
Pages: 212
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Day the Music Died (Sam McCain, Bk 1) on + 162 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Fast mystery that's not one of today's formulaic books. This is a period book, set in 1959 right around when Buddy Holly dies, with a setting that crinkles right off the page (in a most excellent way) and with characters who are real, if maybe a bit broadly drawn.

Overall, a great read.
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Helpful Score: 1
Ed Gorman has written a ton of books, always a good sign, this was just not quite my cup of tea...
reviewed The Day the Music Died (Sam McCain, Bk 1) on
Feb. 4, 1959 - the day Buddy Holly, musical idol of Sam McCain, P.I. & lawyer, was killed in a plane crash. Also the day an apparent murder-suicide occurs in the Iowa town in which Sam lives. Sam investigates the questions surrounding the local bad news. An enjoyable "trip" back in time to the 1950s.