Rick Shannon is an unemployed FM rock DJ considering a
change in career. But just as he begins selling off his
record collection, a job offer comes from a small station
in Mississippi, where a DJ recently stopped showing up for
After discovering an audiotape that might explain the fate
of the missing DJ, Rick decides to look into the matter.
Sensing a new career path, he assumes another identity:
Buddy Miles, PI, naming himself after the one-time drummer
for Jimi Hendrix.
The result is classic Fitzhugh. A wickedly funny amateur
investigation that turns up blackmail, murder, arson, and a
major FCC violation. The suspects literally come out of the
woods, ranging from a divorcÚ who rents construction
equipment to a former local beauty pageant queen (Miss Tire
& Auto Parts) to the station's general manager and the
president of a local personal finance company (who has
peculiar ideas about collateral).
This smart, satiric, southern romp of a novel draws heavily
from the author's own experience as a Mississippi-born FM
radio disc jockey from the 1970s. An offbeat and hilarious
whodunit that redefines the meaning of classic rock.