End of the Roadie

End of the Roadie Brendan Phelan rock star is playing in a stage show that includes guns and whips As it reaches its climax a shot rings out but it s not part of the show The body of Oliver Joplin one of the road c

  • Title: End of the Roadie
  • Author: Elizabeth Flynn
  • ISBN: 9781782642053
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Brendan Phelan, rock star, is playing in a stage show that includes guns and whips As it reaches its climax, a shot rings out but it s not part of the show The body of Oliver Joplin, one of the road crew, lies lifeless outside the stage door Detective Inspector Angela Costello and her team investigate, but they quickly discover that several stage hands, and Phelan himsBrendan Phelan, rock star, is playing in a stage show that includes guns and whips As it reaches its climax, a shot rings out but it s not part of the show The body of Oliver Joplin, one of the road crew, lies lifeless outside the stage door Detective Inspector Angela Costello and her team investigate, but they quickly discover that several stage hands, and Phelan himself, are adept with firearms and that Joplin was widely disliked and distrusted So why had Phelan kept him on, despite the reservations of his crew Joplin s emails reveal the presence of a shadowy figure stalking the dead man Who might profit from Joplin s death Little by little, Costello unpicks the web of lies But unless one key person opens up, she can t crack the case And that is not going to happen.

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    1. I was given a digital copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.Trigger Warnings: Child rape, homophobia.Also: Some major plot spoilers.I'm going to be perfectly honest here. I was tremendously uncomfortable to the point of rage with one of the major plot points being the blackmail of a rock star for thinking he committed statutory rape. Especially how the detectives involved handled this knowledge, which included justifications like: it was probably not his [...]

    2. Brendan Phelan is a popular rock star who uses gun shots and whips in his stage act. But after one performance a gun shot rings out for real and a body is lying dead by the stage door. Oliver Joplin is the victim and it seems when DI Angela Costello and her team start their investigation that no one really liked Oliver. As the police gradually dig deeper into everyone's private lives and secrets it soon becomes clear that the star himself has a secret he doesn't want them to know though he seems [...]

    3. I was given this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was so good I finished it in one day. It was amazing I recommend it. An amazing mystery and a well paced book. D.I Angelo Costello is lifeeee.

    4. End of the Roadie is the third book in the D.I. Costello mystery series and I’ve really enjoyed reading all three books so far – each creative and engaging with surprising twists along the way. Whilst this book will most likely appeal to fans of cosy crime, it does present a serious outlook on a relevant crime which we’ve heard a lot about recently in the media. I found this aspect to be developed really well and though it’s quite a gritty and sensitive subject, I thought the author hand [...]

    5. Intriguing and suspenseful! I couldn’t put it down until I found out who the killer was!A young detective constable is out on a date with his boss’s, Detective Inspector Angela Costello, step daughter. They got to a popular concert act featuring Brendan Phelan, who uses guns and whips as part of the act. It was a phenomenal show and after it is over, his date wants to try to get a look at Brandon from the alley. Suddenly, Gary hears a gunshot and rushes by the bouncers only to find one of th [...]

    6. Oliver Joplin wasn't a very good roadie, but rock star Brendan Phelan insisted on having Oliver work his tours and shows. In fact, he was having a private discussion with Oliver when a shot rang out, ending the roadie's career. Angie Costello and her crew are called to work the murder, and find that Oliver had his finger in many pies. Their job is complicated by the fact that Phelan has many fans, including Angie's step-daughter, and one of the team as well.

    7. I had a hard time getting into the beginning of this book. Maybe a tad slow, but the middle really picked up with its interesting developing characters and hooked me. I quite enjoyed the Detectives and police work angle of this book and would read another by this author. A giveaway winner!

    8. I was given this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a fantastic book, well paced after the initial slow start, great mystery. The protagonist is a strong character I really enjoyed reading about.Loved it and would definitely recommend

    9. To my mind, a good police procedural needs an intriguing crime, realistic and well developed characters and the steady, methodical unravelling of the mystery leading to the culprit. Preferably one that no one would have suspected at first. 'End of the Roadie' ticks all those boxes. A smooth, well plotted and very satisfying read.

    10. Not bad. English of course, sort of predictable mechanism although characters were not. Show business backstage, with a bit of humor. Definitely will read more by this author. DPL book.

    11. Detective Inspector Angela Costello is called upon to solve the murder case of Oliver Joplin, long-time roadie to rock star Brendan Phelan. Oliver is shot dead shortly after the bands’ gig at the Hammersmith Apollo, in an alleyway that is guarded by the rock stars’ security team. With an officer on the scene within seconds of the shooting, you would have thought the killer, or evidence would be easy to find. Not so in this case.Can Angela and her team sift through all of the lies and hidden [...]

    12. Title: End of the Roadie - A Mystery for D.I. Costello Book 3Author: Elizaeth FlynnPublished: 7-15-2016Publisher: Lion Hudson Pic/Lion FictionPages: 304Genre: Mystery; Thriller & Suspense Sub Genre: General Fiction; ISBN: 13: 9781782642053ASIN: B01IHFVKU8Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalleyRating: 4.5 StarsI received a copy of "End of the Roadie" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my honest review.Publisher's Description:The gig at the Apollo was a triumph. Apart from t [...]

    13. This was my first book by Elizabeth Flynn and the third in a series. I picked it because of the title, and I really enjoyed reading about bands and crews and concerts. It all seemed fairly authentic to me. It was also a nice change to have a detective who isn’t a jaded alcoholic. On the other hand, she and her team didn’t seem particular professional. Some of them could’ve easily been mistaken for 16-year old fan girls/boys rather than 20-something professionals. The mystery was reasonably [...]

    14. MY THOUGHTS From a roadie to a rock star, Brendan Phelan's crew member Oliver Joplin is found dead. He is found shot in an alleyway. The thing was the alleyway had been guarded by security. You will think, this is an easy one to solve, officers were there immediately. That's what I thought too but not so. Investigator Angela Costello takes on the murder. So many deep dark secrets and oh, so many lies to divide between important to this case or not. Oliver wasn't exactly liked by many, actually h [...]

    15. For those of you who love a British mystery, End of The Roadie is a great choice. A police procedural, this novel enters into the glitzy world of rock n’ roll. But beneath the bright lights and special effects is a seedy world of ticket fraud, blackmail and murder. Detective Inspector Angela Costello, along with her dedicated team of homicide investigators, is a determined, intuitive and intelligent policewoman who will not stop until she gets her man or woman.I liked the very British flavor o [...]

    16. This book is the third in the series: A Mystery for D.I.Costello. It is however the first I have read and as such approached it with no preconceptions. I found that it reads very well as a standalone, a traditional whodunnit mystery that I was engrossed with from the outset. I particularly enjoyed the fact that this novel is set primarily at the Apollo Theatre in Hammersmith a venue I am familiar with. This allowed my imagination to work overtime and see the scenes unfold in my minds eye. I like [...]

    17. I enjoyed this British police procedure mystery, the third featuring D.I. Costello. It starts out with a bang, literally. D.C. Houseman and his date attend the concert of a popular singer. The rock star uses guns and whips to add sound effects to his performance. All goes well until after the concert is over. Houseman hears noise in the alley by the theater. Investigating, he finds the body of one of the band members. The man has been shot.Flynn has given us a narrative with a good mix of police [...]

    18. It all starts with a body & a rock starA new generation of British mystery authors have made their way across The Pond much to the delight of fans of the genre. End Of The Roadie is the first book that I've read from the A Mystery For D.I. Costello series but I definitely enjoyed the adventure and also finding out a little bit about British police procedures and even the music industry. Another thing I really liked about it is Elizabeth Flynn's use of British slang, I now have a few more to [...]

    19. A great detective novel - it keeps you wondering who it is to the very end and I know you read that in every review but I do not say this very lightly - I will even tell you it is a slow upturn but then once you get your sea legs it is a faster move. It is about a rock band that uses guns that they shoot during their rock concert and during one concert one shot is shot the same time someone shoots someone else (their roadie) - thus - the detectives come into the scene - now the person who ends u [...]

    20. From the first chapter to the last, Elizabeth Flynn's book "End Of A Roadie" is a well paced mystery with well defined characters. She keeps you guessing until the very end. The book is the thirs in the Mystery For D.I. Costello Series.It doesn't matter if you haven't read the other books in the series because the author blends the info the reader needs seemlessly into the story line. I won this copy of the book from Library Thing and I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.

    21. This is a rollicking read! Had me hooked as it's a real page turner and great 'who dunnit'! Angela is a great character - she is a great team leader and I like getting to know her through the series of these books. I've enjoyed all of these books, find it hard to put them down and they give you a bit more food for thought with the themes they raise for you to ponder on once the mystery has been solved.

    22. I think the writing is getting even better through with each book and the plot here was well thought out with the twists and turns each a surprise as they arrived. It felt very realistic and current.I had a minor niggle with the time-line of one part of the plot (the ticket scammers) or this would have been a straight 5.

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