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  • ISBN 042519180X
  • ISBN13 978-0425191804
  • Language English
  • Author Peter Duchin
  • Publisher Berkley Hardcover; 1 edition (December 2, 2003)
  • Pages 304
  • Formats lit doc rtf lrf
  • Category Mystery and Suspense
  • Subcategory Mystery
  • Size ePub 1371 kb
  • Size Fb2 1946 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 907

Heading for Los Angeles for their latest job, bandleader and amateur sleuth Philip Damon and his sax-playing friend, Hercules Platt, an ex-cop, confront the latest in a series of problems that have been plaguing them--including the murder of their substitute trumpet player and a lovely young lady who may be more than she seems. By the authors of Blue Moon.

Peter Duchin's "Good Morning Heartache" is a most entertaining mystery-lite set in 1965 LA. A gig at the Cocoanut Grove brings Philip Damon and his orchestra to the West Coast

Peter Duchin's "Good Morning Heartache" is a most entertaining mystery-lite set in 1965 LA. A gig at the Cocoanut Grove brings Philip Damon and his orchestra to the West Coast. The investigation is low-keyed at first, as Damon is distracted by his obsession is a starlet and Afro-American Platt must deal with the race riots occurring in his Watts neighborhood

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Jorad
The Philip Damon Orchestra heads for Los Angeles to perform at Hollywood producer Sid Zell's fiftieth year anniversary party. The band is also playing at the famous Cocoanut Grave Hotel for six weeks but they have one slight problem. They needs a trumpet player who can sing and the only person who comes close to mind is Buddy Bixby, just released from jail for heroin possession, and somehow mixed up in the murder of Angel Vargas, an illegal Mexican working security at the L. A. racetracks.
Despite Buddy's track record and because he was good to Philip when his wife died, the orchestra leader hires him. Much to Phillip's surprise, Buddy knows Sid Zell and former child star Nicky Pembroke who worked in Mr. Zell's pictures. When first Buddy and then Nicky are murdered Philip believes the two deaths are connected with that of Angel because all three men had a sponge in their pocket. Phillip with the help of a friend starts investigating and they don't plan to give up until they identity the murderer.
GOOD MORNING, HEARTACHE is a terrific amateur sleuth tale that takes place in 1960's California during the Watts riots. There is a surplus of suspects but it won't matter to the audience who the killer is because they are all selfish and arrogant people who believe the world owes them a living. Peter Duchin and John Morgan Wilson have created a colorful and enjoyable mystery series that this reviewer hopes goes on into and past the Summers of Love and Unrest and Rioting.
Harriet Klausner
Wymefw
It's 1965 and New York bandleader Philip Damon, recovered after solving the murder of his wife (Blue Moon), is planning a trip to Hollywood with his band to perform at gig for movie producer Sid Zell. With a vocalist out sick and a trumpeter called out on a family emergency, Philip calls on Buddy Bixby to replace them. Even though Buddy's just been released from prison, has been linked to a recent murder, and is a former junky, Philip feels he owes Buddy since he helped cover for Philip following the death of his wife. Although the performance goes without a hitch, Buddy's body soon washes up and the cops write it off as a drug overdose. Philip refuses to believe that Buddy relapsed, and with the help of his bandmate and former San Francisco Homicide inspector Hercules Platt, Philip dives into Hollywood society where everything is an illusion and no one is who they appear to be.
Authors Wilson and Duchin have created an entertaining look at Hollywood in the sixties that touches on the more serious issues facing those times. Although the sheer volume of celebrity names that are dropped is at times overwhelming, Wilson creates a touching moment with Rock Hudson, who spends as much time acting in his personal life as he does on the movie screen. The investigation is low-keyed at first, as Damon is distracted by his obsession is a starlet and Afro-American Platt must deal with the race riots occurring in his Watts neighborhood. Overall, this is a fun and engaging mystery and its setting in Hollywood during the sixties provides ample red herrings, including hidden pasts, blackmail, financial crimes, and sexual escapades. Good Morning, Heartache is a fun romp through Hollywood and shouldn't be missed.
Bludsong
Peter Duchin's "Good Morning Heartache" is a most entertaining mystery-lite set in 1965 LA.
A gig at the Cocoanut Grove brings Philip Damon and his orchestra to the West Coast.
Recovering junkie Buddy Bixby subs for the ailing trumpet player and is working out well when he turns up dead with a needle in his arm. His is the second suspicious death since the band's arrival.
Damon and his ex homicide detective/sax player know foul play they encounter it.
Who stands to benefit from these deaths---a financially stressed "B" movie studio head, an embittered former child actor, a surfing legend/stunt man, a despised paparazzo, Buddy's sister, a highly regarded publicity agent, a remarkably beautiful ingenue or her mother?
It is a great cast interspersed with real life pop icons of the time. Toots Shore, Joe DiMaggio, Gloria DeHaven, Rock Hudson, Art Pepper and the like share the pages with the fictional players.
Accurate attention to details of the mid 1960's layout and life styles of LA and environs add to the pleasure of the novel.
The plot moves seamlessly. Told in the first person, the reader has the same insight and frustration as Philip Damon as to whodunit.
I had strong suspicions (correct) as to the culprit, but was never 100% certain and kept bewildered as to why until the end---always a positive sign.