Fab Four expert Steve Marinucci gave my book a nice review on his Beatles Examiner website in "A murder mystery at a Beatles fan convention? Help!"
Sally Carpenter's book, "The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper," creates a whodunit in an unlikely setting -- a Beatles fan convention.
The central character is Sandy Fairfax, a former '70s teen idol who, in his prime, played a young adult TV detective. He now becomes the chief suspect in the murder of a tribute band musician and decides to try and clear his name.
The book is filled with numerous Beatles references ("Who was that?," Scott asked. "The Blue Meanie," Bunny said") and stereotypes anyone who has been to a Beatle convention will recognize ("That's Valleri. Most of the fans steer clear of her. She hates anyone that knows more about the Beatles than she does or has gone to more concerts or has a better record collection").
And in the end, the case is solved, but not before Fairfax meets some unusual characters and plays in a rooftop concert all in one weekend.
The murder and convention angles add unusual elements to what is definitely a very unconventional Beatles-related novel and retro mystery that will be of interest to fan fiction fans.
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