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Rock'n'Roll Suicide (Jack Lockwood mysteries Book 1)

Rock'n'Roll Suicide (Jack Lockwood mysteries Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Geoffrey West
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Action packed thriller/mystery filled with murders and twists. Whilst researching the suicide of rock queen Maggi O’Kane in 1980, ex-criminal profiler Dr Jack Lockwood discovers evidence suggesting that she and her band were murdered to suppress facts she found out about John Lennon’s assassination. First of a series of Jack Lockwood mysteries.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1781 KB
  • Print Length: 302 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Geoffrey West; 1 edition (25 Oct 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009XA5SQ4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #226,024 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Freelance journalist/writer, living in Surrey, England, educated at Dulwich College. Journalism encompasses building and DIY, crafts, and is now predominantly travel writing. Author of five nonfiction titles (Crowood Press), and two fiction titles, which are crime thrillers in the JACK LOCKWOOD MYSTERY SERIES, published with Kindle Direct Publishing ('Rock'n'Roll Suicide' and 'Doppelganger'). Shortlisted for a previous novel ('Deadly Contact') in the Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger competition. Writes two regular blogs, one of which hosts short stories, and entitled THE JACK LOCKWOOD DIARIES, featuring the protagonist in his novels.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, nail-biting suspense novel 7 Jan 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A 30 year old mystery about the death of a rock band; a conspiracy theory about the death of John Lennon; a string of recent murders that may be linked to those deaths. This book is a wonderful suspense novel that kept me turning the pages to find out what happened.
John Lockwood used to work for the police as a psychologist but after a spell in a mental institution when he suffered a nervous breakdown, he finds himself unable to get back into the work he once enjoyed. When we meet him, he is working on a book Crash and Burn about the untimely deaths of rock stars. His friend, Ken, helped him to pick himself up after his breakdown, and with his contacts in publishing, helped him to get the contract for the book. Matters take a sinister turn when Jack begins to investigate the death of Maggi O'Kane, a member of the rock band, Border Crossing, who allegedly killed the rest of her band and then committed suicide in 1980. It appears that there might be a link with the John Lennon murder, and perhaps a cover up; were Maggi and her band murdered? As he tries to get to the bottom of the 30 year old mystery, Jack finds himself dropped by his publisher, and almost killed a few times... To make matters worse, he is sure he is being followed by a serial killer, Edward Van Leer, the man who almost killed him years ago. But how can that be when Van Leer is locked up for murder? This book is full of twists and turns, and action packed scenes that will induce nail biting.
The story is told in the first person, from Jack Lockwood's perspective. It is not only a great crime thriller, but also very insightful about the human psyche, betrayal, friendship, loneliness, relationships, and other such matters.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock 'n' Roll Suicde 2 Jan 2013
By Clive M
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Fast paced action thriller with an emotionally flawed central character. The narrative style is smooth and engaging and urges you to turn the page to find out what's going to happen to Lockwood next. Highly recommended read.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suicide or Murder? 30 Dec 2012
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Rock'n'Roll Suicide by Geoffrey West is a fast-moving, intricately-woven thriller that will make your heart beat faster as you read it.

Dr. Jack Lockwood, a Behavioural Investigative Adviser, is writing the final chapter of his forthcoming book Crash and Burn, detailing rock stars who had died too young. He is on a mission to discover the truth about the death of his rock and roll idol, Maggi O'Kane, not believing the official verdict that she had massacred the members of her band `Border Crossing' and then committed suicide.

Jack endures indescribable pain, both to body and heart, but doggedly continues his search, linking her death to the murder of John Lennon in December 1980 which she is thought to have witnessed. Did she see who really killed him? Could this have led to her own murder a short time after?

You will not be able to turn off your Kindle until you too discover the truth!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable book 6 Feb 2013
By ridzy
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A hugely enjoyable well written book with twists and turns throughout and an unexpected conclusion to the story. Unlike some books that you know where the plot is heading and the ending comes as no surprise this author had me guessing all the way. There are not many books where I download the next in the series before I have finished the current one, this is one book that I could not wait to finish but at the same time I did not want it to end. Five stars does not seem enough for this first book in a series of ex-criminal profiler Dr. Jack Lockwood mysteries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock 'n' Roll Suicide 20 Dec 2012
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Thoroughly enjoyable book, reflecting how events from the past can have a dramatic effect on the present. Fast moving with lots of twists and turns - difficult to put down, never 100% sure what the outcome is going to be until the last chapter. Looking forward to the next 'penning' from Geoffrey West.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Moving Thriller! 4 Feb 2013
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Splendidly written, the narrative of Rock 'n' Roll Suicide drew me in immediately. Geoffrey West has a wonderful talent for bringing to life scenes with such vividness that I felt as if I were truly walking in the shoes of protagonist Jack Lockwood, a Behavioral Investigative Adviser, a psychologist who used to work with police on various crime cases.

Rock 'n' Roll Suicide is an intriguing suspense novel that begins with Jack Lockwood writing a book called "Crash and Burn," the story of 1980s rock legend Maggi O'Kane and her band, Border Crossing. Lockwood is investigating their deaths, in which it was believed that Maggi had gunned down the band members and afterwards committed suicide. The story is not only a mystery that cleverly weaves together a conspiracy theory about the murder of famous Beatle John Lennon with the death of Maggi O'Kane, it's also a story about motive, character study, and the struggling emotions of Jack Lockwood who has suffered his own personal tragedies.

There is plenty of action, characters come alive, and the story flows with surprising twists and turns.
As corpses pile up and a serial killer hunts Jack Lockwood, the intrigue and suspense mounts and I found myself reading page after page, faster and faster. For anyone who enjoys a good mystery and lots of thrilling action, I can promise, you won't be disappointed with Rock 'n' Roll Suicide!

Bravo to Geoffrey West, well done! I look forward to "Doppelganger," book 2 in the Jack Lockwood Mystery series.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wild Ride
Geoffrey West's second Jack Lockwood novel is a treat.
Tortured with self doubt as usual, Jack is writing a book on the death of a seventies rock diva and discovers all is not... Read more
Published 27 days ago by Marky The Wizard
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Not a bad story. The plot is not quite believable but enjoyed all the same.
Published 1 month ago by Tim Headey
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced and Fabulous
The author has created an appealing character in Jack Lockwood. Although he is flawed, he is nevertheless likeable and is obviously attractive to the ladies. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Diane
5.0 out of 5 stars A British mystery thriller that makes me proud to be British!
It's been a while since I read a British-based Crime Thriller. Being wrapped up in American fiction totally unprepared me for this book. But boy, am I glad. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stuart Keane
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, nail-biting thriller
What a fantastic read!
This book had me hooked from the beginning. Full of drama, intrigue and suspense with flawed but believable characters and a gripping storyline - I... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Deb M
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down.....
I finished this book in the early hours of this morning clearly having no respect for everything I have to do today. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Georgia Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars A refereshingly different crime thriller which moves along at a...
This book is refreshingly different from the usual types of crime thriller. The author skilfully blends past and present, fact and fiction in a story which has so many unexpected... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ray Green
4.0 out of 5 stars A good mix of fact and fiction
The first in the Dr Jack Lockwood series sees Jack trying to discover what really happened at The Mansh in 1980 as he writes his book. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Sherrie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Reviewed by Simone

Although this book wouldn't normally be something I would pick up and read, I'm so glad I did. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Orchard Book Club
5.0 out of 5 stars A rollercoaster thriller
It took a couple of chapters, but then I really got into this rollercoaster ride of a novel. As others have said, it's full of twists and turns and in the end, there are still some... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Rivergirl
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