Fascinating! Sounds like an interesting series. I read the Rivers of London series, liked it, but a comics version fails to tease me.
I will look out for them!
On Feb 25, 2016, at 9:51 AM, Peter Hirsch <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> At the library where I am employed, I found an advance reviewer's copy of
> what looks like the first installment of a series entitled "The Vinyl
> Detective". This volume is called "Written in Dead Wax", which gives me
> some hope that it won't be howlingly bad, but I haven't read it yet. It is
> supposed to be released this May and following installments seem to already
> be written ("The Run-out Groove", "Victory Disc") and coming out in the
> next couple of years. From the looks of it, these books may already be in
> print in England, but this is not certain.
> The attached summary/bio blurb is as follows:
> *Synopsis:* He is a record collector - a connoisseur of vinyl, hunting out
> rare and elusive LPs. His business card describes him as the Vinyl
> Detective and some people take this more literally than others.
> Like the beautiful, mysterious woman who wants to pay him a large sum of
> money to find a priceless lost recording on behalf of an extremely wealthy
> (and rather sinister) shadowy client.
> Given that he's just about to run out of cat biscuits, this gets our hero's
> full attention. So begins a painful and dangerous odyssey in search of the
> rarest jazz record of them all.
> *About the Author:* *Andrew Cartmel* is a novelist and screenwriter. His
> work for television includes Midsomer Murders and Torchwood, and a
> legendary stint as Script Editor on Doctor Who. He has also written plays
> for the London Fringe, toured as a stand-up comedian, and is currently
> co-writing with Ben Aaronovitch a series of comics based on the bestselling
> Rivers of London books. He lives in London.
> Somehow, I doubt that this is another Maltese Falcon, but who knows? Maybe
> there are Torchwood or Dr. Who fans on this list who gobble this up.
> Peter Hirsch