Jazz pianist Evan Horne, settled into the San Francisco jazz scene, takes a gig in Los Angeles, where he’s offered his most unusual job yet. Mega movie star Ryan Stiles hires Evan to teach him to look like he’s playing piano for an upcoming film role. Evan stays at Stiles’ lush Malibu home for the tutoring, but suddenly things go wrong with the arrogant, spoiled star. StilJazz pianist Evan Horne, settled into the San Francisco jazz scene, takes a gig in Los Angeles, where he’s offered his most unusual job yet. Mega movie star Ryan Stiles hires Evan to teach him to look like he’s playing piano for an upcoming film role. Evan stays at Stiles’ lush Malibu home for the tutoring, but suddenly things go wrong with the arrogant, spoiled star. Stiles’ adversarial relationship with the paparazzi explodes when a photographers is killed. Was it an accident or is Stiles himself a suspect? Evan wants out, but Stiles’ manager dangles the opportunity for Evan to score the film if he stays. Stiles is cleared but when the film begins, another mysterious death occurs, and somebody is blackmailing the star. With help from his FBI girlfriend, Andie Lawrence, and Lt. Danny Cooper, Evan launches his own investigation to help clear Stiles. To further complicate things, Evan’s old nemesis, serial killer Gillian Sims escapes from prison. ...
|Title||:||Fade to Blue|
|Number of Pages||:||250 Pages|
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Fade to Blue Reviews
What a great read! I didn't know that I would enjoy this story as much as I did. The writing is really captivating in that it completely held my attention. It's a mystery story and it a look at behind the scenes in Hollywood. The author Billy Moody takes us into the world of jazz musicians and into the world of movie making. He also explores the love/hate relationship that current celebrities have with the paparazzi. Evan Horne, the main character, is a decent man who is trying to establish himself as a jazz musician who keeps stumbling into mysteries and adventures. This is actually the sixth outing for Horne but it can also be a stand alone novel. Jazz musicians rarely become "famous" musicians and it is quite tempting when he is asked to teach a famous actor to look like he is playing the piano for a movie with the dangling carrot of scoring the movie. Thus Evan is able to easily put up with the shenanigans of the actor, Ryan Stiles, as the possibility of creating the movie score increases as Evan helps out Ryan and his manager. There is a side story of serial killer Gillian Sims escaping from prison but that does not really add much to story as a whole. I don't want to give too much away but it does provide a bit of enlightening if you haven't read the previous novel in the series. Good conclusion though somewhat expected and of course totally believable.Highly recommend this book! Great read!!
Jazz, played right, flows smooth and sweet as warm honey. So does Fade to Blue by Bill Moody. Evan Horne is a jazz pianist that gets mixed into more than just music tracks, in this case, picked by a short-tempered, Hollywood action star to coach him to look like he is playing piano to gain a role in an upcoming movie. There are a number of Hollywood grace notes — contract deals, name dropping, and references to other films — but they're handled in such a way that they don't stand out and distract from the main theme. The characters are more than caricatures, and their interactions and natural-sounding conversations further the story, No master villains explaining the plot points the reader missed just before the conclusion, just people, going about their lives, admittedly in more interesting ways than I'm accustomed to. The jazzy feel swings through the novel, multiple themes playing up to a false cadence involving events from the first novel in the series. The story resolves from a minor seventh to the dominant, moves back to the tonic, and leaves you wanting more. I'm looking forward to Evan Horne's next gig.
Nice smooth jazzy read. I love a good mystery and this one had me biting my nails. I loved the musical tones to this and felt like I was part of the story. I am looking forward to reading more works from this author.
like the music theme. Not a really meaty or solid novel, but a good summer read.
Pretty good. I don't know whether I'll read another one, though.