And All that Madness Book Review

And All That Madness Book Review

And All That Madness Book Review

 And All that Madness Book Review

In “And All that Madness” by Joan Merrill  mystery  will keep you reading until you know the answers Casey McKie is looking to solve.

When a New York Jazz society uncovers a fifty-year-old letter that was written by Georgia Valentine. Georgia was a legendary vocalist’s whose death was thought to be a heroin overdose.  Casey is intrigued  by her friend Dee’s excitement as to whether this was a suicide or a murder.

Joan grabs you within the first few chapters. She makes you want to follow along as Casey travels to the dark corners of New York .  Casey takes her investigation from San Francisco to investigate this cold case which has laid dormant for over 50 years. Jazz musicians, a drug dealer, a mafia boss, her widower, a Broadway actress, not to  mention the investigators that deemed her death as a suicide. Casey allows you to travel along with her while she interviews many suspects. If that is not enough you will be able to enjoy a relationship building in the wings while the the case continues to build momentum.

Who will YOU think did it? While you wait for the ending you will enjoy all 237 pages in this great mystery and suspense book. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a good mystery along with a building relationship.

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About Joan Merrill: Joan Merrill has written five Casey McKie mysteries, all taking place in the world of jazz: And All That Murder(2009), And All That Sea (2010),And All That Stalking (2011). And All That Madness (2012), And All That Motive (2014).

All books (except Motive, which will be published in early fall), are available at and Kindle. And All That Madness is available as an audio book, narrated by long-time KCSM radio host, Alisa Clancy. To download, go to or or for the CD version, go to An audio book of And All That Stalking is under production.

Joan Merrill has worked in the jazz field for over twenty years, producing fourteen shows for NPR’s Jazz Profiles and four shows for the Smithsonian/PRI series Jazz Singers. She’s represented various jazz singers; produced the video documentary “Saying It with Jazz” featuring Carmen McRae and others; and produced three CDs under her own label. She also created and curates the website:

Merrill is currently producing a musical revue tribute to Doris Day, entitled “Que Sera! Celebrating Doris Day” with Kristi King. See Paperback versions of the Casey McKie mysteries may be purchased at reduced rates from the website:

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