Book List in Order: 21 titles


  • When the Emir of Manaar offers Blacklight a huge sum to play a New Year's Eve show in his capital city, he's immediately refused. There are good reasons: the band's prior experience with al-Wahid and his decadent twin daughters, the razor-thin timing...



  • Welcome to the Plus One House Band's second set. A village girl on the Isle of Man disregards the rules of her people's bargain with their otherworldly neighbours, and pays the price. A young musician goes on a wild tour of America's parking lots as ...



  • When the Fog City Geezers sign a recording contract with Fluorescent Records, band founder JP Kinkaid makes an unusual decision: to record a live show as their first CD. Climbing into a tour bus named Magic with the band and his wife, Bree, he's expe...



  • The conclusion of Blacklight's exhausting Book of Days tour finds guitarist JP Kinkaid recuperating at home in San Francisco. As JP's local band, the Fog City Geezers, plans gigs at Marin County's 707 Club, the club is put up for sale. Blacklight, se...



  • A very unusual blues guitarist gets into a barroom brawl on a distant asteroid. An autistic boy playing air guitar to an audience only his brother can see. A soul singer, paralyzed in a car accident, dealing with the murder of his closest friend. A r...



  • The release of Blacklight's double CD, Book of Days, looks like business as usual. The relaxed tour showcases a revolutionary new set design, as well as Bombardiers keyboard ace Tony Mancuso along as a guest. No one can predict what happens next: the...



  • When Blacklight guitarist JP Kinkaid is asked to introduce Delta session legend Farris "Bulldog" Moody as an Early Influences inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he's delighted. And when JP learns from young Cleveland music historian Ches Kob...



  • Newlywed superstar guitarist JP Kinkaid and his wife, Bree, head off to London for their honeymoon. The trip should be idyllic: take care of personal business in London, record a few songs, relax.Their honeymoon gets sidetracked when legendary direct...



  • After being abandoned in Golden Gate Park by owners who no longer want her, Dark must quickly learn how to take care of herself. Befriended by a racoon, Rattail, and Casablanca, another feral cat, Dark quickly learns her place in the park's hierarchy...







  • Blacklight's recent tour has been rough on guitarist JP Kinkaid: a heart attack in Boston and a significant ramp-up of his multiple sclerosis have left him more physically fragile than usual. With the tour over, JP is relaxing by sitting in as sec...



  • And Then Put Out the Light explores identity,individuality, freedom; the ties of home, family, and expectation; and what it means to be a woman. Emily Moon-Bourne defines herself by the alienated people who ought to be a part of her life. She is the ...



  • The last thing the members of Hall of Fame rock & roll band Blacklight need to hear is that ruthless tabloid biographer Perry Dillon is planning a tell-all history of their group. The issue hits hardest for English ex-pat guitarist JP Kinkaid; with h...



  • It's mid-October in San Francisco and a serial killer the police have named Captain Nemo has just claimed his sixth pregnant victim. As tensions rise, two people work desperately to find the killer before he claims number seven. Homicide chief and si...



  • It's summer in England, and---with nothing urgent demanding their attention---Ringan and Penny are planning a quiet vacation alone together. Their plans change when Ringan's niece, fourteen-year-old violin prodigy Becca, is dumped in their care while...



  • Penny Wintercraft-Hawkes's brother has returned from Hong Kong with a comfortable fortune and a new bride and is planning to build a house on land he's inherited. Because they want a house as much like an Elizabethan mansion as its "mod cons" will al...



  • Ringan Laine has a prized invitation to perform with his band at the Callowen House Arts Festival and he's been asked to bring his longtime lover, actor-producer Penny Wintercraft-Hawkes, along as an honored guest. At the prestigious two-week annual ...



  • Certainly some of the events are real---or, to be more accurate, they are partly hidden in a genuine English ballad that was composed and sung centuries ago. Just as the song in Grabien's well-received first novel in this unusual series, The Weaver a...



  • Haunted by the ghosts of characters memorialized in their songs, a pair of lovers must uncover the truth behind the ghosts' deaths. When Ringan Laine, British folk musician, becomes the owner of a restored eighteenth-century cottage, he discovers ...



  • A mysterious plague, which seems the precursor of even more astounding events, wipes out most all adults, leaving only the young and the animals alive, who develop an uncanny ability to communicate with each other...







  • Maeve, Queen of Connacht. . . Warrior, ruler, lover. She was everything men wanted. . . And her enemies feared most. At fifteen, the flame-haired queen was renowned throughout the Celtic world for her two-handed prowess in battle and her haunting, ot...



Complete Series List in Order

A Haunted Ballad Mystery

1) The Weaver and the Factory Maid (Dec-2003)
2) The Famous Flower of Serving Men (Nov-2004)
3) Matty Groves (Oct-2005)
4) Cruel Sister (Oct-2006)
5) New-Slain Knight (Nov-2007)

A JP Kinkaid Mystery

1) Rock & Roll Never Forgets (Jul-2008)
2) While My Guitar Gently Weeps (Sep-2009)
3) London Calling (Jul-2010)
4) Graceland (Apr-2011)
5) Book Of Days (Sep-2011)
6) Uncle John's Band (Apr-2012)
7) Dead Flowers (Sep-2012)
8) Comfortably Numb (Oct-2013)