MUSIC IS MURDER is a delightful cozy mystery that boasts an engaging setting, memorable cast, and satisfying whodunit.  As this is the author's debut, I will be eagerly looking for more stories from her in the future.      

                                                                                                                              --All Pikes Peak Writes Prize Winning Author, Leisel Hufford

MUSIC IS MURDER by B.J. Bowen delivers an engaging heroine with a serious ear for mystery.

Sarah E. Burr, Author, Court of Mystery Series 

Well done story with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. Loved the strong heroine with her tenacity and sense of humor. Kept me rooting for her until the end. The musical elements provided a unique setting and point of view. Looking forward to more!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   K. Schaffer

Cozy mystery Music is Murder offers a face-paced, textured plot filled with suspects and suspense that crescendos into a satisfying ending. Bowen delivers an entertaining debut in her Musical Murder Mystery Series that's sure to please readers of this genre.

                           Kathryn Long, author of the Sierra Pines B&B Mysteries and the Paint by Murder Mysteries under the pen name Bailee Abbott

Bowen Keeps her reader entertained whether she is using snippets of humor or is threatening her protagonist with a murderer, a mystery, or the police. The reader is left waiting anxiously for the outcome. This is particularly true since the main action here is is where one would least expect to find it, in the world of classical music and musicians. This book is a blend of arts; music, mystery, and literature that should satisfy any reader.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Anne Kohl, Author of Blue Boy

I've always been interested in the world of classical music, and I love mysteries, so choosing this title to read was a no-brainer for me. Emily Wilson is a flutist with her local symphony orchestra. Olive is a bassoon player with the same orchestra, and an "off-again, on-again" friend of Emily/s, depending on how annoying and needy Olive's behavior is. Olive is currently fixated on Gardiner, another member of the orchestra, whom she is convinced is her soul mate. Gardiner doesn't want anything to do with her. No one can blame Emily when, sick of Olive's frequent phone calls begging for advice on her love life, she decides to ignore the latest one. Unfortunately, shortly after placing that call, Olive is bludgeoned to death. To make matters worse, Olive has named Emily as her primary heir, so the police quickly zero in on her as Number One Murder Suspect.I loved all the quirky characters and the back stage sneak peek at the goings-on when a concert is over. What a fun read!

                                                                                                                                   Susan Santangelo, author of the Baby Boomer Mystery Series

This was an interesting read with unique characters. It was well written and the plot moved along with a few surprises for the reader - and for Emily.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Christa Reads and Writes

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