I love music. I have playlists for reading, writing, and revising. Music is always on at home or work. Listening to my 80s Favs this morning made me think about the characters in my debut novel, Secret Lives and Private Eyes (June 20, 2016).
Business has been slow for Private Investigator, Delanie Fitzgerald, but her luck seems to change when a tell-all author hires her to find rock star, Johnny Velvet. Could the singer whose career purportedly ended in a fiery crash almost 30 years ago still be alive?
And as though sifting through dead ends in a cold case isn't bad enough, Chaz Wellington Smith, III, a loud-mouthed strip club owner, also hires her to uncover information about the mayor's secret life. When the mayor is murdered, Chaz is the key suspect. Now Delanie must clear his name and figure out why landscaper, Tripp Payne, keeps popping up in her other investigation. Can the PI find the connection between her two cases before another murder - possibly her own - takes place?
So here's my playlist for Secret Lives and Private Eyes.
- Adam Ant's "Goody Two Shoes"
- A-Ha's "Take on Me"
- Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
- Robbin Thompson's "Sweet Virginia Breeze"
- Wilson Pickett's "Mustang Sally"
- Modern English's "I Melt with You"
- Icicle Works' "Birds Fly" (Whisper to a Scream)
- Van Halen's "Why Can't This Be Love"
- The Beach Boys' "Fun, Fun, Fun"
- Bruce Springsteen's "Dancing in the Dark"
- Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive"
- Rachel Platten's "Fight Song"
- Mark Wills' "Nineteen Something"
- And of Course, Hall and Oates' "Private Eyes"