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Seven Crime Novels Centered Around Musicians Out in 2023

Pop stars, punk rockers, classical musicians, metalheads, aging folk singers, and a tribute to grunge. 

By Molly Odintz
March 3, 2023

Punk rock PI!!! Like the genre that inspired it, Decker’s This Rancid Mill embodies a punk ethos of DIY, not giving a shit, social critique, and a heavy dose of sardonic humor. This Rancid Mill is set in 1981 Los Angeles, so just keep The Decline and Fall of Western Civilization: The Punk Years in the back of your mind while reading it and you’ll have the exact era captured. In fact, perhaps the best way to describe this book is, what if Darby Crash had been murdered, and what if a PI with a Mohawk straight out of SLC Punk was hired to take on the case?