Payola is a delightful mystery full of colourful characters – including an adorable dog. As well as having me scratching my head wondering who the murderer could be, I found the story heart-warming and intriguing, a perfect book for AIA Publishing and a great addition to Gary L. Kreigh’s Reverend Fountain Mystery Series. The setting, New Orleans French Quarter in 1950, and the colourful characters add to its charm.
A tropical storm isn’t the only thing brewing in the New Orleans’ French Quarter in 1956.
When someone threatens Reverend Fountain’s singer friend Genny Duval, asking her to pay money for a song she recently recorded, and the woman who brokered the deal can’t be found, Fountain can’t help but investigate. Is it a Payola scheme gone awry? A song on the radio, a note handed to Miss Genny on stage, a DeSoto FireFlite in a garage, and the murder of a DJ in Biloxi, Mississippi puts his sleuthing skills to the test. But when a young woman is murdered, with Detective Robicheaux assigned to the case, Fountain fears that if they don’t crack the case in time, Miss Genny might be next.
Reviews for Payola
“As a seasoned writer myself it’s always fun to find an author who hits that zone where they realize that the book is writing itself and they are typing as fast as the characters, conversations, and descriptions that make Payola seem like a work of nonfiction. Yes, you will enjoy this book.”
Author, “Angel and the Ivory Tower”
About the Author: Gary L Kreigh
Gary L. Kreigh is one of AIA Publishing’s exciting new voices in the literary field. His sensitivity to modern issues illuminates his work.
Born in Anderson, Indiana, Gary Lee Edward Kreigh graduated with an accounting degree from Ball State University. He also studied at the University of Indianapolis for Computer Technology and the Gonzaga University for Organizational Development.
Gary uses his thirty-five years in the fields of forensic accounting, fraud examination, and internal auditing to write about corporate and social issues, and experiences that affect ordinary people in extraordinary situations. His experience spans the banking, retail, finance, education, and medical industries. He now juggles his time and residence between New Orleans and Gulf Shores, Alabama.
His first book, Why Birds Fall, is a mystery about corruption in the aviation industry. His second Masquerade of Truth is a murder mystery full of colourful characters set in New Orleans.
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