Hit Time

Hit Time

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
TV reporter Georgia Barnett is back in her latest adventure when her live broadcast is interrupted by the discovery of a body floating in Lake Michigan, which happens to be Fab Weaver, head of Big Time Records, and when a close family friend is accused of the crime, Georgia and her twin sister Peaches set out to find the real killer, only to stumble upon an intricate murder scheme that reaches back to the past. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Georgia Barnett's live broadcast during an outdoor charity event isn't the only thing making news. Her report is interrupted by a grim discovery: floating in Lake Michigan is the body of Fab Weaver, head of Hit Time Records, one of the most renowned and cutthroat companies on Chicago's Record Row. When suspicion falls on Jimmy Flamingo, a close family friend and down-on-his-luck blues guitarist, Georgia and her twin sister Peaches, nightclub owner and blues singer extraordinaire, quickly get on the case.
While hunting for evidence that will clear Jimmy, Georgia, Peaches, and Georgia's handsome love interest, Detective Doug Eckart, uncover a history of incredible artistry and devastating exploitation in the Chicago music business. Their investigation transports them into a bygone era, when Chicago was the hub of the African-American music scene and Record Row was even more prominent than Motown, giving the world such legends as Etta James and Curtis Mayfield. But while their songs ruled the airwaves and sold millions, many R&B artists of the era - including Flamingo - never made millions. As Georgia continues her search for the truth, the legacy of this inequity becomes shockingly apparent.

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When the body of Fab Weaver, the head of Big Time Records, is found floating in Lake Michigan during a charity event, Georgia and her twin sister Peaches delve into the mystery when a close family friend is wrongly accused of the crime.

Simon and Schuster
Daredevil TV reporter Georgia Barnett returns in another witty, wild, and heart-stopping mystery by Ardella Garland -- pen name of bestselling novelist Yolanda Joe. Georgia Barnett's live broadcast during an outdoor charity event isn't the only thing making news. Her report is interrupted by a grim discovery: floating in Lake Michigan is the body of Fab Weaver, head of Hit Time Records, one of the most renowned and cutthroat companies on Chicago's Record Row. When suspicion falls on Jimmy Flamingo, a close family friend and down-on-his-luck blues guitarist, Georgia and her twin sister Peaches, nightclub owner and blues singer extraordinaire, quickly get on the case. While hunting for evidence that will clear Jimmy, Georgia, Peaches, and Georgia's handsome love interest, Detective Doug Eckart, uncover a history of incredible artistry and devastating exploitation in the Chicago music business. Their investigation transports them into a bygone era, when Chicago was the hub of the African-American music scene and Record Row was even more prominent than Motown, giving the world such legends as Etta James and Curtis Mayfield. But while their songs ruled the airwaves and sold millions, many R&B artists of that era -- including Flamingo -- never made millions. As Georgia continues her search for the truth, the legacy of this inequity becomes shockingly apparent. Clever, fast-paced, and endlessly absorbing, Hit Time is a roller-coaster ride of a mystery and an eye-opening look at a controversial slice of America's musical past.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2002
ISBN: 9780684873763
0684873761
Branch Call Number: F GAR
Characteristics: 222 p. ; 22 cm

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