Barbara Reed


Jazz/R&B/Pop artist Barbara Reed composes and records original songs as well as standards, then takes her talent to the mystery-suspense realm with her highly-acclaimed novel series which includes Harmonic Deception and High Notes Are Murder.
After more than 20 years of making distinctive and alluring music, Reed developed this secondary avenue for expression by creating memorable character Liz Hanlon, a talented young woman who faces adversity, and even calamity as she chases her dream of success through the labyrinth of the Los Angeles music scene. With plenty of high-stakes intrigue, the series sheds light on modern-day journeymen musicians and their aspirations. Reed is a professional musician, writer, and a former journalist. She has performed as lead vocalist and/or keyboardist throughout the U.S. and Japan, composed and recorded dozens of songs, and still performs live with her group. She has written two feature length thriller screenplays, and is focusing now on continuing the Liz Hanlon Novel series.
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Read the first chapter of highly-acclaimed mystery novel High Notes Are Murder at, available in paperback and soon to be availabe in eBook, then scroll down for THE LATEST novel, HARMONIC DECEPTION--now available in paperback, or eBook!

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Harmonic Deception
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,420. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
On the star-studded night of her CD release party, singer-songwriter Liz Hanlon faces a brutal female gang member who blames Liz for her life’s troubles. Liz unravels the girl’s skewed logic while exposing her as a murderer, but just when Liz’s dreams come true reality brings her back with a shock.

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