Goodlettsville, TN, February 20, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Blood Country: A Nashville Sideman Mystery by Dan Jewell. The author's most recent book to date is a 5 x 8 paperback in the mystery and detective fiction category and is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The webpage at www.outskirtspress.com/BloodCountry was launched simultaneously with the book's publication.
In Nashville, it’s conventional wisdom that if you’re a sideman looking for work in the music business, you’d better have a steady day job.
Guitarist Joe Rose has a day job, and his business card reads: “Sideman Investigations, Put Someone on Your Side.” Rose is hired by strung out country music superstar Vern Hamlin to look into his father’s two decades old murder. Hamlin has received an anonymous letter suggesting that the man accused of the crime and who was killed in an escape attempt was not the real murderer. Because of Hamlin’s drug and alcohol problems, his uncle Claude, CEO of Hamlin Enterprises, doesn’t approve of his nephew’s plan to reopen the old murder case; he believes it will jeopardize Hamlin’s present sobriety and interfere with his career. But Hamlin’s personal assistant, Jessica Apple, thinks his father’s death is actually the cause of his substance abuse and that pursuing the investigation will help him get closure.
After Rose questions a Desert Storm vet with PTSD, the man is found dead. Did he commit suicide or was he murdered? As the sideman searches for the truth, he encounters a violent rogue P.I., Hamlin’s sexy ex-wife, a strange Professor who writes mystery novels, Hamlin’s promiscuous stepmother—now married to the pastor of a Nashville megachurch, and a songwriter with a big gun.
In Blood Country sideman Rose rips off the rhinestone mask of the Nashville Music scene to expose a family’s buried secrets.