A Case of You
by Rick Blechta
"...as mournfully real as the song it's named for." - London Free Press
"...an impressive piece of writing...a must read." - Hamilton Spectator
"...a compelling tale...his best novel to date." -Sherbrooke Record
An angelic songbird with a troubled, violent past
"She had a voice like an angel, smooth and complex as a twenty-year-old single malt, rich as thick cream. Everyone who heard Olivia sing felt as if she could see right into their souls, that her songs were meant for them alone. This was the magic her artistry conjured. In earlier times, she wouldhave been put to death as a witch. Such was the talent of Olivia Saint."
Meet Andy Curran, drummer in a struggling jazz trio. When a distinctly odd street person sings at an open mic night at the club where they work, it's clear they've found their salvation: a vocalist of incredible talent. After she departs as abruptly as she'd arrived, Andy sets out to discover where Olivia Saint has gone and who she really is. That knowledge soon proves to be deadly indeed.
In A Case of You, a crime novel that sweeps from the jazz clubs of Toronto, to New York City and Northern California, Rick Blechta has created a compelling story, rich in detail and compassion, and populated with characters not easily forgotten.
296 pages / 5 1/8 x 7 1/2 / ISBN 978-1894917-68-1 / $15.95 CDN/U.S.
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