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I’ve recently been going back through some of Peter Guralnick’s books. As well as being a novelist, I’ve also been a music journalist for over 20 years, and Guralnick is one of the best at exploring American music. Sweet Soul Music digs expertly into the Southern soul scene that was such a powerful force in the 1960s and early ‘70s, with the twin beating hearts of Memphis (especially the Stax label) and Muscle Shoals, where so many great sides were recorded.About The Iron Water, from the publisher:
Guralnick’s epic, though, is his two-volume biography of Elvis Presley. Last Train to Memphis takes the reader up to Elvis being drafted in 1958, while Careless Love covers...[read on]
Two macabre discoveries in a single morning present an intriguing challenge for Detective Inspector Tom Harper.Learn more about the book and author at Chris Nickson's website.
Leeds, 1893. DI Tom Harper is witnessing the demonstration of a devastating new naval weapon, the torpedo, at Roundhay Park. The explosion brings up a body in the lake, a rope lashed tightly around its waist. At the same time, a woman's severed leg floats to the surface of the River Aire. Could the two macabre discoveries be connected?
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