Michael Burke

Music of the Spheres

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Fiction. Johnny Heron is down once again. One more time, he fumbles and fights his way to the truth behind blackmail, infidelities, and murder…and a really good martini. MUSIC OF THE SPHERES is Burke’s follow-up to his debut novel SWAN DIVE, which the Mystery Gazette referred to as “an intriguing, intelligent, contemporary American mystery.”

Description

Fiction. Johnny Heron is down once again, but that doesn’t stop him from attacking a seemingly impossible case, not believing the rumors and not backing down from the threats. One more time, he fumbles and fights his way to the truth behind blackmail, infidelities, and murder…and a really good martini. MUSIC OF THE SPHERES is Burke’s follow-up to his debut novel SWAN DIVE, which the Mystery Gazette referred to as “an intriguing, intelligent, contemporary American mystery.”

 

Michael Burkethe son of the prolific literary critic and writer Kenneth Burke, is a sculptor and graphic artist living and working in New York City. Michael Burke arrived on the mystery scene with a rich and varied history. Following his graduation from Harvard (1960), and a tour in the army, his first career was in astronomy. He spent four years with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, gathering data on orbiting satellites in observatories from Hawaii to Iran. Michael Burke then earned a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University (1969). He worked in the planning department of New York City and taught in the Graduate School of City Planning at Columbia. In a rebellious mood in 1974, he left the planning field, declared himself an artist and moved into an illegal loft in Tribeca (NYC). Thirty years of a career in painting and sculpture has featured exhibitions and installations in the US and Europe. His work can be seen at http://www.michaelburke-art.net/

Additional information

Weight 9.6 oz
Dimensions 5.2 × 0.5 × 8 in
Format

Paperback

Author

Michael Burke

ISBN

978-1-929355-70-9

Amazon

http://a.co/fdq3MvH

Original Language

English

Publish Date

2/28/2011

Page/Word Count

185 pages

Imprint

Caravel Books

2 reviews for Music of the Spheres

  1. Thomas Fleming, author of The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

    “That kinky private eye, “Blue” (aka Johnny) Heron is back and so is Michael Burke with his remarkable gift for combining can’t-put-it-down suspense with startling philosophical glosses and eye-popping metaphors. Reading Burke may soon become a national habit.”

  2. Sean Wilentz, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Rise of American Democracy and Bob Dylan in America

    “Off of Route 131, past the Three Bears Bistro on the edge of town, Mickey Spillane meets Pythagoras. An old murder seems to have begotten a new one, and John Heron, known to everybody as Blue, is on the case again. Three cheers to Michael Burke for bringing back Blue and for his right and tight telling of the tale, which I guarantee you won’t put down until it’s done.”

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