By now you’re probably figuring it’s gonna be all Murder-A-Go-Go’s all the time, at least until March 25, when the book is released. And that’s more or less true, though I have plans for a few minor projects between now and then. Stay-tuned for that.
With all that said, I want to announce that Murder-A-Go-Go’s is officially available for pre-order. It’s an important time in the life of a book, during which the publisher and retailers get a glimpse of its potential popularity. Of course you’re free (and encouraged) to buy the book on or after its release date, but if you’re feeling the love now and want to cross ordering it off your To-Do List, here are a few places you can get it:
[Down & Out Books]
[Barnes & Noble]
About MURDER-A-GO-GO’S: CRIME FICTION INSPIRED BY THE MUSIC OF THE GO-GO’S
The Go-Go’s made music on their own terms and gave voice to a generation caught between the bra-burning irreverence of the seventies and the me-first decadence of the eighties. Anthems like “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” and “Vacation” are an indelible part of our collective soundtrack, but more than that, they speak to the power and possibility of youth. Inspired by punk but not yoked to it, the Go-Go’s broke important musical ground by combining cheeky lyrics, clever hooks, and catchy melodies, perfectly capturing what it feels like to be young and female in the process.
But beyond the Go-Go’s effervescent sound and cheerful pop stylings, a darkness underlies many of their lyrics and melodies, hinting at the heartache and frustration inherent in growing up. In other words, plenty to inspire murder and mayhem.
Net proceeds from Murder-a-Go-Go’s benefit Planned Parenthood, a crucial provider of women’s affordable reproductive healthcare.
With a foreword by Go-Go’s co-founder Jane Wiedlin and original stories by 25 kick-ass authors, editor Holly West has put together an all-star crime fiction anthology inspired by one of the most iconic bands of the eighties and beyond.