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'And All That Motive'—A New Jazz Mystery Audiobook by Joan Merrill


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Exceptionally intelligent.
—Carol Sloane, Jazz Vocalist
Joan Merrill, author of the Casey McKie jazz mystery series, announces the release of her latest audiobook, And All that Motive, narrated by longtime Bay Area jazz radio host Alisa Clancy.

Set at a festival near San Francisco, And All that Motive has Casey racing against time to solve the killing of jazz singer Sid Satin and remove suspicion from her best friend, club owner and singer Dee Jefferson.

Sorting through a raft of suspects, Casey unravels the mystery with one of the most surprising endings of the five-book series.

About Joan Merrill

Joan Merrill has produced 14 shows for NPR’s Peabody Award-winning “Jazz Profiles,” a PBS documentary, several CDs and tribute shows for Doris Day, Peggy Lee, and “Country Girls,” featuring Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette and others. She created the comprehensive website and worked with Ernestine Anderson, Rebecca Parris, Denise Perrier and Kristi King. Merrill produces a weekly show called “The Vocalists” for South Bend, Ind., jazz station WETF.

Alisa Clancy played drums and piano in a high school band, appeared on radio from her schooldays onward, and worked in theatre before becoming program director at KCSM-FM, where she hosted “A Morning Cup of Jazz” for three decades.

The And All That Motive audiobook is available at and for less than $15, no membership required. Merrill’s Casey McKie novels are available in paperback and e-book at Amazon and at The audiobooks And All That Madness and And All That Stalking are available at

Praise for And All That Motive

“While reading this book, one can practically hear the bebop-oriented soundtrack.” —Scott Yanow, Los Angeles Times

“The author did a great job of keeping things 'real’.” —Shanna Carlson, jazz vocalist

“Tough yet warm with a hint of sexiness, (Clancy) sounds like someone you would both like and be careful not to mess with. Not only does she imbue Casey with the characteristics expected in a no-nonsense PI, she also has the skill to make subtle changes to pitch and volume when other characters are speaking, thus making her storytelling real and immediate.” —Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal


Author: Joan Merrill
Narrator: Alisa Clancy
Publisher: Findaway Voices
Run time: 5 hours 52 minutes
Release Date: 02/16/2021

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