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Free eBook While My Guitar Gently Weeps: A JP Kinkaid Mystery download ISBN: 0312590962
Author: Deborah Grabien
Publisher: Minotaur Books; 1st edition (September 15, 2009)
Language: English
Pages: 288
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
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The JP Kinkaid mysteries are a breath of fresh air in the mystery novel genre and a rockin' good read.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps keeps up - and, in some areas, exceeds the standards Deborah Grabien set with Rock & Roll Never Forgets. As a mystery fan, I was fascinated by the plot itself; as a writer, I was delighted to encounter JP Kinkaid and Bree Godwin (not to mention Mac Sharpe!) once again; as an acoustic guitarist, I was constantly intrigued by the folklore, technical skills, and legendry that surround the creation of the perfect solidbody electric instrument. The JP Kinkaid mysteries are a breath of fresh air in the mystery novel genre and a rockin' good read. -Mark Karan, recording artist and lead guitarist for Bob Weir and Ratdog.

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Start by marking While My Guitar Gently Weeps (JP Kinkaid Chronicles, as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I have read most of Deborah Grabien's books in this series and I really like them. To some extent it is because . is an old rocker and that is my generation. However, I have enjoyed watching his life progress with characters that Grabien has drawn over the series. The title grabbed my attention, as did the book description - a mystery involving rock 'n roll, a murder, a valuable guitar that goes missing. Feb 21, 2010 Barb rated it liked it.

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a JP Kinkaid mystery. 1st ed. by Deborah Grabien. Published 2009 by Minotaur Books in New York. Rock musicians, JP Kinkaid (Fictitious character), Fiction.

Blacklight's recent tour has been rough on guitarist JP Kinkaid: a heart attack in Boston and a significant ramp-up of his multiple sclerosis have left him more physically fragile than usual. With the tour over, JP is relaxing by sitting in as second guit.

The Bombardiers are breaking in a new frontman: singer/guitarist Vinny Fabiano. A few weeks into the sessions, Vinny is found dead in the Bombardiers' rehearsal space, smashed over the head with a custom guitar

The Bombardiers are breaking in a new frontman: singer/guitarist Vinny Fabiano. A few weeks into the sessions, Vinny is found dead in the Bombardiers' rehearsal space, smashed over the head with a custom guitar. JP asks Malcolm "Mac" Sharpe to step in and sub for Vinny. But then Vinny's cousin and guitar tech is found murdered in Marin County, and Vinny's most valuable guitar is missing.

Deborah Grabien’s JP Kinkaid Chronicles Sleeping Hedgehog Teaser from Kinkaid Chronicle 2, While My Guitar Gently Weeps.

Deborah Grabien’s JP Kinkaid Chronicles Sleeping Hedgehog. I have been hooked on Deb Grabien’s novels since I had the great good fortune to read the first of her Haunted Ballads series. Teaser from Kinkaid Chronicle 2, While My Guitar Gently Weeps. In which a obnoxious newcomer to the Bay Area music scene does something sexist and stupid to the wrong person (JP's sweetie, Bree) at a party given by a big name producer in Sausalito, and gets nailed for it: I broke off suddenly. With the tour over, JP is relaxing by sitting in as second guitarist for a new CD by his longtime local friends, the Bombardiers. The Bombardiers are breaking in a new frontman, singer/guitarist Vinny Fabiano. Self-absorbed and abrasive, Vinny is new to the Bay Area music scene.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1968 double album The Beatles (also known as "the White Album"). It was written by George Harrison, the band's lead guitarist.

Blacklight’s recent tour has been rough on guitarist JP Kinkaid: a heart attack in Boston and a significant ramp-up of his multiple sclerosis have left him more physically fragile than usual. With the tour over, JP is relaxing by sitting in as second guitarist for a new CD by his longtime local friends, the Bombardiers. The Bombardiers are breaking in a new frontman, singer/guitarist Vinny Fabiano. Self-absorbed and abrasive, Vinny is new to the Bay Area music scene. All anyone seems to really know about him is that he has some very expensive instruments, but no obvious source of income to pay for them. A few weeks into the sessions, Vinny is found dead in the Bombardiers’ rehearsal space, smashed over the head with a custom guitar. The murder leaves the Bombardiers--who are already in hot water with their record label--without a singer or a regular guitar player. JP, calling in a favor, asks Blacklight’s legendary frontman, Malcolm “Mac” Sharpe, to step in and sub for Vinny. But then Vinny’s cousin and guitar tech is found murdered in Marin County, and Vinny’s most valuable guitar---a $75,000 custom Zemaitis pearl-top--is missing.In the second book of this exciting, atmospheric series, Deborah Grabien shares her insider knowledge of the world of rock ’n’ roll, spinning a terrific mystery in the process.

User reviews
Umsida
It's a good mystery, and a fine story, and has vivid characters you love to be around. What makes it extraordinarily compelling though, is the rock and roll: how do session folk sit in? How do famous rockers turn up on each other's recordings? There's a great amount - all of it fascinating - about rock guitars, who makes them, how they work, and how they sound. There's a lot about coping with middle age and illness when all you want to do is rock & roll. It culminates in Bree and JP's wedding, and I hope with all my heart that this series gets to film so we can see and hear it live. Just fabulous.
Whiteflame
I loved the in depth view of the music world, how individual musicians as well as bands collaborate to bring us the music we love. I also love the suspense and puzzle of the mystery, no surprise there, because this author excels at suspense.
I love Mercedes
Loved it!
Thundershaper
i received a deborah grabien book about 1 year ago....awesome reading...so....i found out she wrote "while my guitar gently weep"....i had to have it
Galubel
In San Francisco, someone uses a guitar to hammer the head of Bombardier lead vocalist Vinny Fabiano. No one seems to mourn the death of Vinny, who alienated everyone including his band mates, but everyone grieves the death of the guitar, custom made by the great artist Bruno Baines.

The late Vinny even managed to insult MRI specialist Bree Godwin, band mate JP Kincaid's old lady. JP and Bree remain amazed that the killer would use such a murder weapon. They are not amazed to learn Vinny's prized Zemaitis guitar is missing. Soon afterward, Vinny's guitar technician Rocco Galliano is also murdered. Not wanting to become part of a Christie And Then There Were None, JP and his mates investigate.

The second Kincaid mystery (see ROCK AND ROLL NEVER FORGETS) is an enjoyable amateur sleuth mystery enhanced by a fascinating look at guitar making although that detracts from the whodunit. The lead pair has health issues with JP dealing with multiple sclerosis and Bree struggling with a cancer scare , but unlike guitar manufacturing the illnesses augment the investigation as they make the inquiry that more difficult. Fans will rock with Kincaid as he and Bree follow the chords.

Harriet Klausner
Rias
Last year, I was pleasantly surprised by "Rock and Roll Never Forgets," the first of Deborah Grabien's mystery series featuring aging rocker JP Kinkaid, his longtime girlfriend Bree Godwin, and his bandmates from the legendary group Blacklight. The second entry, "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," delivers on the promise of the first.

While the mystery--involving the murder of an egotistical singer/guitarist for a local San Francisco band--is perfectly serviceable, with some clever twists, it's Grabien's depiction of the music world that makes this series compelling. The ability to convey the excitement and power of music in words is a rare talent. Whether debating the merits of certain classic guitars or describing the differing approaches individual singers take to a song, Grabien really captures the kinetic energy that goes into performance and creation. Her well-realized cast of characters also add color and vibrancy, from the gifted, somewhat lazy, but basically decent JP whose distinctive voice fuels the narration to the stalwart Bree to the outrageously sexy Mac Sharpe, Blacklight's lead singer who--at fifty-eight--is still "hotter than the surface of the sun."

The only caveat I would offer regarding "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" is that it gains much more from being read after "Rock and Roll Never Forgets," just as a good song sounds better when you hear it from the beginning rather than when you come in on the middle. Highly recommended for any reader who loves mysteries and music, especially rock and roll.
Clodebd
I had pretty much the opposite reaction from the reviewer who saw this as a male fantasy. To me, it read more like an obviously female author's fantasy of how a male character would think and feel about his "old lady". I have never read a book written by a male author in which the (male) protagonist obsessed to this extent over the perfection of a female character, much less a female character to whom he is practically married. It seemed to me like wishful thinking - a real guy would spend a lot more time thinking about...whatever (guitars, golf, cars, the stock market, what's on TV) and not spend every minute thinking about how brave, yet wounded and fragile, his girlfriend of the past 30 years is.

Plus...after 30 years, shouldn't she actually grow up a bit and stop being little miss fragile wounded? I mean,she'd be well into her 40s by now (if her father died when she was a toddler back in the early 60s, she'd be pushing 50), you'd think she could get over whatever relationship disappointments she suffered as a teenager (statute of limitations on those runs out, oh, about age 25). Not to mention, while she could still be very attractive in her late cougarhood, chances are that not every male in the vicinity would be panting after her.
I've been a fan of Grabien's work for years, and her latest, the second of her Kinkaid Chronicles series, is just as good as I've come to expect from her. The sheer excitement of rock and roll, an insider's look at the life of a superstar rock band, and a complex mystery are all wrapped together, narrated by guitarist J.P. Kinkaid. The main characters introduced in this series' first book continue to develop as unique personalities, while the new characters are well-rounded and interesting. J.P. and his longtime companion, Bree, deal with a longterm relationship that hasn't settled into a rut, as well as medical issues (multiple sclerosis and cancer) while helping solve a brutal murder.

If you like rock & roll, well-made guitars, mysteries, or love stories--buy this book. You won't be disappointed, but you will be looking forward to the next volume of the Kinkaid Chronicles.