Thursday, July 15, 2021

Spotlight: Music is Murder: A Musical Murder Mystery by B.J. Bowen (Blog Tour/Tour-Wide Giveaway)


Music is Murder: A Musical Murder Mystery by B.J. Bowen

About Music Is Murder


Music is Murder: A Musical Murder Mystery 

Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 

Publisher: Camel Press (June 8, 2021) 

Paperback: 242 pages 

ISBN-10: 1942078161 ISBN-13: 978-1942078166 


When a symphony musician is murdered—bashed with her own bassoon—flute player Emily Wilson becomes the prime suspect. To save herself and secure justice for her murdered friend, she must find the killer. 

In the close-knit, unforgiving environment of the symphony orchestra Emily makes her way through the tender egos and warped relationships of her fellow musicians to find tantalizing clues. Blackmail, the victim’s abusive ex-boyfriend, an angry neighbor, and a shifty Symphony Board member all lead her to feel she is on the right track. 

With the dogged Lieutenant Gordon on her trail, she must flee from the police so she can continue her search. She unexpectedly finds a loyal female friend and the possibility of a new man in her life. But she must learn to trust again after her failed and abusive marriage. With time running out, will she be able to evade the lieutenant, face her personal demons, and clear her name?


About B.J. Bowen


Barbara Bowen is a freelance writer. She was a finalist and Honorable Mention in the 2018 Focus: Eddy Awards for her article, “Letting Go with Grace,” published in Unity Magazine. Ms. Bowen is also an accomplished professional oboist who played with the Colorado Springs Symphony for nineteen years. Drawing on her quirky fellow musicians and orchestral experiences, she created the mystery series, "Musical Murders.” The first is "Music is Murder" (Release date, 6-9-21). The second is "Ballistics at the Ballet" (Release date TBA) The third is "Fireworks on the Fourth" (Release date TBA). She is a member of Sisters in Crime, lives in Colorado with two canine friends, and has a stock of musical puns and a song for any occasion. Contact Barbara at: or 

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  1. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

  2. Sounds like a great read. I love a good who done it.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

  3. will be interesting to see how the series progresses - will Emily be returning main character or will other musical environments be investigated

    1. Emily and several other characters will be returning, but there are new faces and new stories, too.

    2. The symphony will be playing the Nutcracjer Ballet in the next, and in the third Emily will be playing Summer Symphony and performing with her trio.


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