Law school grad Miranda Beeling is trying to recover from the recent death of her mother and the betrayal of her fiancé (a bigamist wannabe). She’s retreated back to her childhood home, trying to sort through her clutterholic father’s horde of junk, despite his determined opposition. (Her mother’s ghost, who appears to her in dreams and is inclined to nag, insists she keep trying.) Miranda’s only social outlet is playing saxophone in the local community band, a motley collection of eccentric musicians. Miranda enjoys the pizza and beer bull sessions after rehearsals, when everyone enjoys dissing their despotic band director. The enjoyment ends when trombonist David Hu is killed, and bassoonist Louisa Parkinson, Miranda’s best friend, is at first accused of the murder, then attacked herself. Motivated by concern for her friends and an inescapable feeling that she might be next on the victim list, Miranda is driven to investigate the case. She is further driven by a crush on the investigating detective, who won’t date a potential victim/suspect, no matter how cute he thinks she is. Armed with only her legal research skills, a keen sense of humor and a gift for getting into trouble, Miranda may eventually figure it all out, but not before uncovering several secrets she would rather not have known.
Sax and the Suburb is listed as an Awesome Indie book.
2012 B.R.A.G. MedallionTM Honoree