Played to Death: A Scott Drayco Mystery

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When crime consultant Scott Drayco is bequeathed a rundown Opera House in a down-on-its-luck seaside village, his hopes for a quick sale are dashed after a client is murdered in the Opera House—the letter “G” mockingly carved into his chest. Drayco must untangle a web of jealousy and betrayal reaching into the darkest days of history before tensions in town explode and he becomes the next victim. More
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About BV Lawson

Past career hats BV Lawson tried on include maid, super-speedy typist, classical musician, radio announcer, being in TV commercials (for all of one day), research assistant, TV features writer and working for the Discovery Channel. Now a full-time freelance writer, she's penned articles for various publications and won awards for her many published stories and poems.

Thanks to the influence of library genes handed down from her mother, she created the blog In Reference to Murder which contains over 3,000 links for mystery readers and writers. She's working on a series of crime fiction novels set in various locations in and around the mid-Atlantic, and when time permits, BV and her husband enjoy flying over Northern Virginia and the Chesapeake in a little putt-putt plane. Visit BV via her web site, No ticket required

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Played to Death
When crime consultant Scott Drayco is bequeathed a derelict Opera House in a rundown Virginia fishing village, he doesn't count on finding a body on stage. And that's just the beginning of his troubles....

About the Series: The Scott Drayco Mysteries
Trained as a concert pianist, Scott Drayco was forced to give it up after a violent carjacking permanently damaged his arm. Deciding to follow in his estranged father's footsteps, he became an FBI agent-turned private crime consultant, earning the reputation of being brilliant and sometimes unorthodox. "Lawson's protagonist is greatly compelling." - Publishers Weekly Book Prize. Will make you want to keep reading long past your bedtime!

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Reviews of Played to Death: A Scott Drayco Mystery by BV Lawson

smashrm reviewed on June 13, 2020

Very well written and with a nice angle using synesthesia.
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v923z reviewed on June 4, 2020

I can only agree with Deborah Hammond's ( comments. Ms Lawson wonderfully brings out the charm of the place. The village and neighbourhood are depicted in a way that you immediately feel at ease. The story could very well take place in your hometown.

An exciting and realistic mystery with a lovable main character that you got to like as soon as he enters the first scene. I would love to meet the chap in person, were the circumstances a bit less gruesome.
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deborah hammond reviewed on Sep. 15, 2014

Awesome book! I loved the main character Scott Drayco. He is a complex character that leaves you wanting to know more about who is is. The people of the town are an intriguing cast of characters. I found myself wanting to find a hidden gem of a town and move there hoping to find the same sense of community. As well as the serenity in the views. Wonderful read. I highly recommend it. If you like murder mysteries this one will keep you on your toes.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)

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