Killer Music: A Cooper Harrington Detective Novel (Cooper Harrington Detective Series Book 1) - Tammy L Grace, Mary Metcalfe

Killer Music is not the usual genre that I read, although I've been trying to get more into mysteries lately instead of the normal women's fiction I tend to gravitate towards.


At the beginning of this novel Grayson Taylor is introduced to the reader and I really was intrigued by all the entanglements going on in his life. I hadn't read the book description so little did I know that the story would be centered around this man's death!  


Grayson Taylor is an executive who runs the Los Angeles office of Global Records, a recording company. He travels to Global's Nashville office every six weeks and is planning on starting his own independent label; he just needs to work up the nerve to tell Mel Lewis, the CEO of Global. Grayson is staying at a hotel in Nashville and receives an unexpected visit from his high school sweetheart's brother Andy, who informs Grayson he has a seventeen year old son named Taylor. Andy wants Gray to contribute to Taylor's expenses for college, although his sister has been against telling Gray he had a son for all these years. Andy informs Gray that Taylor works at Silverwood, which is where a record industry party is taking place that evening.


Cooper Harrington is a local private detective who works closely with Nashville's Chief of Detectives, Ben Mason and his office manager Annabelle, who is also a friend from college. Cooper has been invited by the woman he is dating to a country music party taking place at Silverwood. Coop is briefly introduced to Grayson Taylor at the event along with many legislators looking to gain supporters for their upcoming campaigns. Coop is a natural observer and watches many interactions between people while his date Shelby goes off to meet some of the well-known country stars.


Detective Harrington is called the day after the party to begin the investigation into Grayson Taylor's death which took place during the party at Silverwood. Coop works closely with Ben's department and his assistant Annabelle in interviewing guests from the party as they try to piece together who would've killed Mr. Taylor and why.


There are many characters in this story and I honestly had no idea who was the killer. The story is very enjoyable and I found myself not wanting to put the book down. Ms. Grace definitely keeps you guessing throughout the book!


Killer Music is Tammy L. Grace's first book in the Cooper Harrington Detective series and is her first mystery novel. She has also written three books in the Hometown Harbor series in the women's fiction genre.