Detective & Mystery

Gillespie Field Groove

Category:Detective & Mystery

Author:Corey Lynn Fayman

  • Publisher: Konstellation Press
  • Publication Date: March 15, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 286
  • ISBN-10: 0-9987482-8-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-9987482-8-3

Gillespie Field Groove by Corey Lynn Fayman is a captivating mystery that combines elements of urban change, racial dynamics, and the enduring allure of music. Against a rapidly transforming cityscape, private detective Rolly Waters investigates a case involving a mysterious guitar linked to Jimi Hendrix and the enigmatic past of Lucinda Rhodes's deceased father. Lucinda hires Rolly to track down a Stratocaster guitar that her deceased father owned, and as he follows the trail, he becomes embroiled in a world of mystery. Gillespie Field Groove examines a web of interconnected relationships and hidden truths. As Rolly digs deeper into Lucinda's case, he uncovers layers of intrigue and deception that threaten to unravel the fabric of his own life. Along the way, he forms unexpected alliances and confronts the shadows of his past.

Fayman creates a story in which the past and the present intersect beautifully and unexpectedly. Through vivid scene descriptions and captivating dialogues, the author imagines and creates a rich world with characters struggling with personal demons and societal upheaval. From the bustling streets of San Diego to the intimate confines of Norwood's Mostly Guitars shop, each setting becomes a vibrant backdrop for the unfolding mystery. The exploration of themes of gentrification, cultural appropriation, and the enduring power of music shines through this narrative. Through Rolly's investigation, Fayman sheds light on the social injustices and economic disparities that plague modern society, offering readers a thought-provoking glimpse into the human cost of progress. In addition, the author writes about racial dynamics and personal identity, presenting a nuanced portrayal of characters from diverse backgrounds. From Marley Scratch's struggles with displacement to Lucinda Rhodes's quest for truth, each character faces inner demons while confronting a rapidly changing world. The short chapters that are superbly written and the timely paragraph breaks are some of the elements that make this story an immersive read. It is hard to stop once you open the first page. 

Reviewed By: Eugene Lasha

Reviewed Date: April 8, 2024

Category: Detective & Mystery

Thriller, Suspense & Mystery