After a temperamental meltdown on stage, Sean Hightower, a regretful and resentful “one-hit wonder” rock musician hoping for a comeback, returns to his girlfriend’s condo seeking comfort from the woman he loves. But after letting himself in, he discovers her naked body on the bed, murdered from a bullet to the head. When the police detective arrives and sees the two taped pieces of paper on the wall with the word, “hello,” on one and “goodbye,” on the other, he realizes that the renowned serial killer, The Beatles Song Murderer, has struck again. In the days that follow, he reaches another conclusion—the Beatles Song Murderer is probably somebody Sean knows. Now the detective needs Sean’s help to find the killer.
Reviews for the Book
"One of the most touching and inspiring crime thrillers you'll ever read."- Donald Richard, TopShelf Reviews"The narrative is so powerful that you cannot help but feel as if you are transported right there beside Sean and living his life with him. This is the best kind of experience that an author can give to a reader and I love the author for giving me this. I can see this story becoming a movie or a TV series and being an instant hit."- Rabia Tanveer, Readers Favorite"I read Keith's first book, The Poe Consequence, and loved it. His second book is amazing as well!! This book kept me guessing right up until the end and to me that makes an awesome mystery! Like his first book, there are subtle morals to be learned from the book, but not so much that they get in the way of the actual storyline. Keith writes in a way that I feel like I really know the characters, both good and bad. I love that when I was reading this book, I felt the characters pain and emotions. Keith is a wonderful author and I highly recommend both of his books! I'm looking forward to the next one!"- Cyndi Hardy, Top Contributor: Baking"Overall I give this book a 4/4, as it was a very captivating and thrill-filled book. Once I started reading I was hooked, trying to put the clues together to find out who the murderer is."- Cassie Lyn, OnlineBookClub.org
About the Author: Keith Steinbaum
From years as a scratch-the-surface professional song lyricist, Keith moved on, working 34 years in the landscape industry. Eventually realizing his need for creative writing still burned, he set out to write a novel inspired by the number of gang affiliated neighborhoods he worked in throughout SoCal. The result – the online award winning supernatural thriller, THE POE CONSEQUENCE. Originally published in 2012, the updated version was re-released in March, 2020 and was the selected as the WINNER for the Fiction category in the 2021 Book Excellence Awards international competition and the WINNER for the 2022 Maincrest Media Awards competition.
“Steinbaum tells a story that intelligently and respectfully addresses issues of race and violence. A grounded urban tale that’s enhanced but not dominated by otherworldliness.”
– Kirkus Reviews – The Best Books of 2015 special issue.
“Explicit, fast-paced action, evocative prose, and relentless, nail-biting scenes show Steinbaum at the top of his game. Steinbaum is an author to watch for.”
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