Cory Goodwin Mysteries

“Cordelia Goodwin Thorne. Named for King Lear’s daughter by my godfather, a New York private detective; nicknamed Cory by my socialite mother. My father stayed out of it, since he worked for the one and adored the other. Dad’s a ballroom virtuoso. I learned to tango, standing on his shoes as we danced across the parquet floor of our Manhattan living room, even before I picked up his investigative tricks that turned me into a journalist.”

Silent Night Violent Night: a Cory Goodwin Mystery

A publisher’s Christmas party. A blizzard. Rival scientists. Secret romances. Murder.
Only the journalist daughter of New York detective Archie Goodwin can solve this one.

Ask your favorite bookstore or buy online:
print $14.99 at any local bookshop or from, Amazon, or any online store
e-book $4.99 on Kindle, Smashwords, Nook (Barnes & Noble), Scribd, and other e-sellers

Read a sample here.


Another Number for the Road: a Cory Goodwin Mystery

The first literary mystery for rock-&-roll fans – with live music!

When rock-protest legend Dan Quasi reappears after 20 years to play for an upscale Boston exchange program, journalist Cory Goodwin wants to know why. A new revolution? A free trip to Paris? Or a cover for murder?

   Praise from reviewers:
The music is exhilarating, the romance is hot, and the mystery is challenging.
“. . . A ride into an intimate world of power, intrigue, and rock & roll.”
More reviews here


Remember Monterey Pop? Dan Quasi does:

“What a trip! Music like nobody ever heard before”—he turned to Niko and me—”Gracie Slick and the Airplane, Janis Joplin belting her heart out, Otis Redding, incredible, the Animals. . . . The Who smashing up the stage, Hendrix humping and torching his guitar— We were so blown away, we hitched up to San Francisco to start our own band.”

Cory Goodwin Thorne didn’t come to France for the music. Her marriage has been shaky since her husband quit writing his novel to become a VP at Thorne Cosmetics. Now she’s moved out. What next?

How about five days in Paris with Hands Across the Sea?

As media consultant for this high-end networking program, Cory can find out if Dan Quasi’s comeback is a scoop or a crock — while searching for her own lost time in the city where she met Larry Thorne. But her father, New York detective Archie Goodwin, points her back to the elephant in the room: Was it Dan Quasi who beat his lead singer and best friend to death with a champagne bottle in his Back Bay penthouse twenty years ago?

Read a sample here.

Ask your local bookstore or buy online:
print $14.99 at, Amazon, or any online store
e-book $4.99 on KindleiTunes, Google Play, Kobo, and other e-sellers

Spice up your Musical Mystery Tour with a four-song original live soundtrack in both the e- and print books. (Really!)

And here‘s a live performance of the title track by songwriter-guitarist Neil Young.