Welcome to the official web site for jazz and pop vocalist Barbara Reed,
also well known to many of you as an accomplished keyboardist, composer, lyricist
the author of a mystery novel series with something unique: companion soundtracks.
At this site you can hear LIVE clips of The Barbara Reed Group
- you may have even been in the audience at some of these performances!
Find out about upcoming musical shows, read some of Barbara's haunting lyrics
, learn more about Barbara's background and her vast repertoire, even contact Barbara
about booking her band for your special event.
After more than 20 years of making distinctive and alluring music, Barbara
discovered another avenue for expression - developing a memorable character and
placing her in the middle of the Los Angeles music scene with all the
high-stakes intrigue she deserves. Read
the first chapter of her highly-acclaimed mystery novel
High Notes Are Murder. Hear the
original songs on the "High Notes"
Soundtrack, written for and about the book's characters, and purchase them
easily at a great price.
And to stay informed on all things musical and some a little mysterious, check
out the newsletter Letters from Liz. Don't
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YOU TOUCH MY LIFE WITH GOLD
A Liz Hanlon Novel
by Barbara Reed
Tonight's performance could make Liz Hanlon's music career.
For Liz, the night is magical until three teenage girls in outlandish disguises burst into the LA nightclub with assault weapons.
Within minutes, two hundred patrons are stripped of their cell phones and valuables, one man is dead, and two others are wounded.
As the robbers make their getaway, the shooter's belligerent remarks let Liz know this is more than a random attack . . . and she is the target.
Desperate to expose the shooter before she attacks again, Liz seeks help from an eccentric investigator and her brother, an attorney, but neither they nor the police detectives believe the crime was personal.
Her debut is on hold, her love life in a tailspin.
She devises a perilous plan to draw the shooter out of hiding, but the girl makes a counterattack and when face to face, Liz's desire for revenge forces her to make a choice.
By morning, it's over, or so it seems. But an unresolved issue from the past comes to light and it changes everything . . .