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‘Girl Can’t Help It’
by Max Allan Collins
Book Beginnings
First Lines

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For all you ‘First Page Browsers’

Cover image of the book 'Girl Can't help It' by author Mx Allan Collins




“Murder was the last thing on her mind.

Really, it hadn’t even been on her mind at all.

But saying the side trip to Arnolds Park had been a whim would be a lie. Two things had come together to bring her here, really, on this warm Sunday evening of a Labor Day weekend.

First had been that write-up in the Dubuque Telegraph Herald about Hot Rod and the Pistons making it into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, and how members of the band would be regrouping after over three decades to appear at the induction concert at the newly rebuilt Roof Garden at the famous amusement park.

Second, a wholly unrelated function in Sioux City came up that would put her less than two hours away from Arnolds Park, an event that would be over by Sunday afternoon. She wouldn’t even have to decide whether she really would go to the concert until the gathering was over, and she could see if the urge had hit her.

But she’d known it would.”

Cover image of the book 'Girl Can't help It' by author Mx Allan Collins

So you have taken a look, will you read the book?

Let me know what you think in the comments section below.

Just to give you an extra helping hand, here is the book’s premise …

GIRL CAN’T HELP IT – (Krista Larson #2)

Cover image of the book 'Girl Can't help It' by author Mx Allan CollinsNo sooner do Hot Rod and the Pistons reunite for their induction into the Iowa Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame, than two band members take a final bow. Both alleged suicides. A tragic way to go out. A bum way for one-hit wonders to be remembered. But it’s Labor Day weekend. The show must go on.

With replacements at the ready, the Pistons are back on home turf to headline the first ever Rock and Country Music Fest. Police Chief Krista Larson and her father, Keith, are there listening. And watching. Because they suspect there may be more to the band members’ untimely deaths than anyone else can see.

As Krista and Keith navigate the investigation, a dark picture of the band’s rocky history begins to take center stage. As betrayal, revenge, and blackmail start playing out in the present, the father-daughter team fear that this encore may be the band’s finale.

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