Patricia Morrison, widow of late rock legend Jim Morrison, was a key player in the 60s rock and roll music scene. As one of the nation’s first female rock critics, she was there, she saw it all, and I bet she reported it all. Now she displays her vast knowledge of this world when she fuses mystery and pop culture into the first of her “Rock and Roll Murders” books, “Ungrateful Dead: Murder at the Fillmore.” It’s a great read, with words that really paint a picture of this world in the reader’s head. The protagonist, Rennie Stride, not only is struggling with solving the mystery of a popular (yet unlikable) band frontman while struggling to get her foot in the door of the music journalism world and her newlywed status to perhaps the wrong guy. I recommend it.
Published by Teresa Edmond-Sargeant
Teresa Edmond-Sargeant has been writing poetry since nine years old, and writing newspaper articles since 16. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she was an editor, writer and photographer for the campus newspaper. She also penned a college thesis that explored the impact of print journalism scandals on the media’s reputation. Teresa was a newspaper freelancer and an editorial assistant for publishing houses and newspapers before becoming a staff writer for a North Jersey newspaper, The Suburban Trends. For her work there, she won Second Place in the Interpretive Writing Category in the New Jersey Press Association 2009 Better Newspaper Contest. In 2006, Teresa published her debut book of poetry “How Fate's Confusion Connects" with Wheatmark Inc. She continues to publish poetry and appear at local poetry venues. In January 2012, Teresa launched her publishing imprint Heathermoors Books, through which she’ll release her own novels, starting with Warding Off Reality in 2012. When Teresa wants to wind down from writing, she reads (a lot!), goofs around with her 10-year-old daughter and executes mad roundhouse kicks in tae kwon do class. View all posts by Teresa Edmond-Sargeant