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Music City Mayhymn

Billy Luz Sprague

How do you handcuff an invisible hit man?

Meet Max Malone - Nashville's #1 homicide detective, barbecue aficionado, and consummate jackass. In just one week in May, a series of suspicious deaths propels Max to unravel a time-critical mystery. Aided by his ukulele-wielding partner, Vince Wilson, and brilliant beat cop, Helen Hanover, they pursue a self-righteous vigilante playing judge, jury and cunning executioner.

The relentless reaper targets victims in high and low places, while a select task force scrambles to protect the public and prevent the next hit. Enigmatic and seemingly invisible, the perp's M.O. at first appears random. But bodies and a cryptic, recurring clue keep piling up.

Besides being a master sleuth, like so many in Nashville, Max is a frustrated songwriter. His vast collection of vinyl records and savant-like memory of hit songs provide a soundtrack to the race for answers through staggering revelations and the detective's own crossroads.

In this extraordinary debut novel, award-winning songwriter and recording artist, Billy Sprague, exposes the layered M.O. of a human soul, and paints detective Max Malone, along with the reader, into the same desperate corner - where the only way out - means a risk-it-all leap of faith.

"A non-stop action page-turner with amazing twists and turns. Billy Sprague's writing is

spot on and his storytelling superb. Told with the deft hand of a true Nashville insider."

Brett James - Songwriting Hall of Famer with 27 #1 hits, including a Grammy

for Jesus Take the Wheel sung by Carrie Underwood.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Ransom Enterprises
  • Publish Date: Apr 19th, 2023
  • Pages: 462
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50in - 5.50in - 1.03in - 1.28lb
  • EAN: 9798987688304
  • Categories: Mystery & Detective - Hard-BoiledRomance - Police & Law EnforcementThrillers - Crime

About the Author

Sprague, Billy Luz: - "Billy Sprague Songwriter - Author - Artist - Billy first toured with Amy Grant and Michael W Smith before pursuing his own recording and songwriting path. Debbie Boone, Kathy Troccoli, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Sandi Patty, Susan Ashton and many others recorded his songs. Via Dolorosa earned him a Song of the Year Dove Award. Man After Your Own Heart won inspirational song of the year. He has co-written two award-winning youth musicals and currently has two Broadway-style musicals in development. "The Last Days of Buster Drumwright," with partners in Nashville and a second musical, "Riding Time," which chronicles the life, loves, scars and dreams of an aspiring songwriter. As an author Billy's debut novel, "Music City Mayhymn", is a detective story set in Nashville. His second novel is in the wings set for launch summer of 2023. He has authored two non-fiction books, "Letter to a Grieving Heart" and "Is God Really There? (and is He good?)."" Letter to a Grieving Heart" continues to be a perennial source of comfort with sales exceeding 50,000. As a recording artist, Billy's solo projects passionately reflect his life journey, including "Soundtrack of My Soul" and his latest, "Songs in the Key of Awe." Find these and other works at: billyspraguemusic.com. A prolific songwriter, artist, author and ice cream connoisseur, Billy's favorite title is 'Dad' to three remarkable children, Willow, Wyatt and Sawyer."