Vancouver, WA, April 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Barking Rain Press, a non-profit fiction publisher, announced the paperback and eBook release of the murder mystery "Requiem in Red: A Cressa Carraway Musical Mystery" by Knoxville, Tennessee author Kaye George. "Requiem in Red" is the second book in the "Cressa Carraway Musical Mysteries" series; "Eine Kleine Murder" was the first book in the series. A third book is planned. Ms. George is the author of several other successful mystery series, including the "Fat Cat" series (under pen name Janet Cantrell), the "Imogene Duckworthy" series, and the "People of the Wind" series.
Aspiring conductor and amateur sleuth Cressa Carraway returns for a second installment of music and murder in this fast-paced mystery from author Kaye George. Fresh out of grad school, Cressa lands her dream job as conductor of a fledgling ensemble in Minnesota that aspires to grow into a major orchestra. Leaving her psychic friend Neek, boyfriend Daryl, and DePaul University behind, she quickly starts to wonder what she’s gotten herself into.
Cressa’s new friendship with the first chair violinist of the ensemble, Maddy Streete, gives her an opportunity to sing in a dysfunctional church choir, and also leads to an organist gig in the church across the street. While playing the organ helps supplement her meager conducting salary, it places her in empty churches more often than she’d like, forcing her to deal with homeless vagrants, drug paraphernalia—and corpses.
As she tries to make sense out of everything, Cressa digs deeper into the lives of her fellow musicians and newfound friends to uncover swirling currents of hatred, old wounds, bitter resentments—and unexpected information about the suspicious deaths of her own musician parents so many years ago. Can Cressa sort out the clues before she becomes the next victim?
Ask for "Requiem in Red" at your favorite bookstore, or buy it online at the Barking Rain Press website, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, Powells, Waterstones, and many other independent and internet bookstores. It is also available as an eBook through Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, iTunes iBooks, Kobo, Google Play, Content Reserve/Overdrive, the Barking Rain Press website and many other outlets worldwide.
Interested readers can read the first four chapters for free by visiting the Barking Rain Press website at BarkingRainPress.org.
Requiem in Red: A Cressa Carraway Musical Mystery, Book 2
BISAC Genre Codes:
FIC022100 — Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
FIC022040 — Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FIC030000 — Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
BIC Genre Codes:
FF — Crime & Mystery
FH — Thriller/Suspense
Trade Paperback (154 pp)
Retail Price: $12.95 USD
Distributors: Ingram, Bertram Books, Gardners Books
eBook (ePub, Kindle, PDF)
Retail Price: $5.95 USD
Distributors: Content Reserve/Overdrive, Ingram
About Barking Rain Press
Barking Rain Press is an imprint of the BRP Publishing Group (BRP), which is a non-profit publisher located in the greater Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area—a thriving hub for independent publishers, writers, and literary venues. BRP currently operates three imprints, including Barking Rain Press, Virtual Tales, and Nitis Books. Find out more about the BRP Publishing Group at their website, BarkingRainPress.org.