for music lovers  for book lovers


"Barbara Reed’s High Notes Are Murder features a heroine as smart and likable as any in crime fiction today. Singer Liz Hanlon’s voice remains strong and pure throughout this refreshing debut novel."

-Martin J. Smith, author, Time Release, Shadow Image, and Straw Men

“Barbara Reed delivers a double treat with High Notes Are Murder and its companion CD: a fine mystery and musical accompaniment to die for. Heroine Liz Hanlon is smart, big-hearted and talented—an up-and coming jazz singer, pianist and composer whose career looks bright until a scandal from the past threatens to destroy her and anyone else who stands too close. Reed provides a witty, fascinating insider’s look at an LA music scene that is weirder and scarier than most fans will ever know.

--Taylor Smith, author of The Innocents Club , and Guilt By Silence

for music lovers

-- An exhilarating blend of contemporary jazz, spicy Latin and provocative ballads --

"Barbara Reed casts a spell over audiences..." 
Tedd Thomey   
Press Telegram 
"Barbara Reed exudes class." 
--Al Rudis, Press Telegram 
"Barbara Reed is on the rise."
   --Arts & Entertainment Weekly
    "...a personal kind of jazz and blues..." 
    Valley Weekend 
    L.A. Times
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