Investigating the murder of a singer who may know something sinister about John Lennon's death, Lockwood begins to realise that things are not what they seem. As he probes further for the sake of research, more and more dodgy people start popping up on his radar. Add to that the fear of a psychopath from Lockwood's past, one he has trouble shaking, and you have a genuine thrill ride for the entire duration of the novel.
From the outset, the mystery is dripping from the pages. At every page turn, Lockwood seems to be inevitably in danger. Told from a first-person perspective, entirely from Lockwood's POV, this book takes us on a thrill ride of murder, sex, rock and roll, more murder and enough conspiracy theories to keep the paranoid awake for a week.
It never lets up. I was turning the pages so fast I was worried they'd catch fire Which leaves me with a quandary. There's a second Jack Lockwood novel available which I will download immediately after finishing this review. The problem is, there aren't any more. I hope the author writes a third book as soon as possible. After all, with a character this excellent, I want to read more Five stars.
If you like mysteries, this book deserves to be read. A great, gripping read! Ken Taylor is an editor at a publishing house specialising in true crime and celebrity biographies. An ex Behavioural Investigative Advisor, Jack had to find another source of income until he could convince the Association of Police Officers he was fit to resume his job after having a breakdown and spending some time in a psychiatric hospital.
Due to miscalculations in a case Jack had found himself at the mercy of murderer Edward Van Meer, suffering two days of torture and coming very close to being killed. He was having difficulty finding witnesses to help him establish a timeline of events leading up to the massacre. Jack decides to check out the cellar and his problems begin in earnest. What Jack eventually finds in the cellar leads him on a chase which includes various locales in England, Hamburg and involves a trip to Paris.
There is action and suspense a-plenty, the writing is descriptive and flows well with great twists in the plot, the characters are multi layered and well-developed. 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 what it seems.
Before long, he is stalked by someone who may not want the truth to surface; an alluring, dangerous vamp with an interesting midnight peccadillo, an annoying, persistent academic, an old enemy from the first book, and a variety of shadowy villains seemingly intent on Jack's painful demise. Jack's vulnerabilities are never far from the surface his dreadful luck with women, his career-blighting stay in a lunatic asylum , and the cast of supporting characters are strong though it lacks the boorish, vengeful coppers which lit up the first novel.
There is always something going on on every page, the directions in which the plot travels never fail to entertain and there are twists and turns aplenty. Akasha Hi, I don't know where you came up with this story about Lady Stardust killing the Spiders from Mars, it sounds like pure fiction to me, but I can yell you one thing with certainly, as a former acquaintance of a truly sweet man and rock star, Marc Bolan of T-Rex, who was killed in a car crash tragically 2 weeks before his 30th birthday, and as one who has met Bowie here in Philly, I can tell you unequivocally that Lady Stardust is a tribute to, about Marc Bolan.
Lady Stardust therefore is not a she, it's written about Marc. Where you came up with all the other stuff, well, you have a vivid and misinformed imagination I think but, regardless, Lady Stardust is about Marc Bolan. Flag peterpaul on March 29, This site is for fans to discuss what the songs mean to us and what we think they mean. Your name-dropping makes you sound like a loser desperate for attention Flag ziggytwig on September 14, Can you just imagine hearing this song at Ziggy's retirement concert?
I've heard that Bowie anounced Ziggy's retirement at that final show and then dove right into this song, with all the fans screaming and crying. And as soon as it was finnished, he hopped into a car and drove away with all the fans chasing after him.
The last part of the song seems to be about comforting the fans. Imagine your at that concert and Bowie announces his retirement, only you dont know he's playing the part of Ziggy, so you think its the last concert he'll ever do period Pure magic.
Watching the Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars video, my heart break so for those kids in the audience when he makes that announcement Flag ziggytwig on June 01, General Comment I was going through a rather hairy period when I heard this song and it certainly cheered me up. When you're depressed and on the edge of suicide, someone telling you "no, love, you're not alone" can be very strengthening.
All hail Bowie! Two years old, and already in the possession of most Bowie fans through Ziggy Stardust , its release has been labelled simply a " dosh -catching exercise".
According to Acclaimed Music , it is the 1,st most celebrated song in popular music history. All tracks written by David Bowie. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 10 March It detailed Ziggy's final collapse as an old, washed-up rock star and, as such, was also the closing number of the Ziggy Stardust live show. In April RCA issued it as a single. Bowie saw the song in terms of the French chanson tradition,  while biographer David Buckley has described both "Rock 'n' Roll Suicide" and the album's opening track " Five Years " as "more like avant-garde show songs than actual rock songs".
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