Graceland Reviews

“JP Kinkaid and his bandmates, friends and colleagues seem oddly familiar – but not from anybody else’s fiction. The rockers and bluesmen Deborah Grabien depicts are instantly recognisable because I’ve been dealing with characters exactly like them for my entire working life. From the lush-life backdrops of megahuge rock dudes to the hard-scrabble lives of blues patriarchs who never got the paydays they earned so many times over, this is how rock really rolls. Trust me on this – I was there too (and you know what they said? Some of it was TRUE!) So was Deborah Grabien. Read Graceland … She’s saved you the best seat in the house.”

– Charles Shaar Murray, author of Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix and Postwar Pop and Boogie Man: The Adventures of John Lee Hooker in the American Twentieth Century

Publishers Weekly

“Fans will welcome Grabien’s fourth mystery featuring British session guitarist JP Kinkaid…Grabien is particularly good on the early blues players and their continuing influence–and she handles Kinkaid’s multiple sclerosis with sensitivity and insight.”

Library Journal

“A compelling story about truth and long-buried secrets, written as if JP were talking to you personally. Rock musicians are our royalty, and Grabien shows us how the onstage magic happens. Not just for mystery readers, this has appeal for boomers reflecting on their life stories.”