2012 New England Book Festival, Honorable Mention
Grayson Street had been a quiet residential neighborhood for the six years that Janet Connors had lived there. Now, a widow for three years, she is taking in a tenant, a former acquaintance who needs temporary housing while her own place is being remodeled. When Franny shows up, she has a dog she has forgotten to mention, and things go down hill fast after that.
Who is suddenly getting into the house?
Or is it sudden at all?
Have these things been going on all along and Franny and her dog are just the catalysts that expose them?
And what is the handsome neighbor’s part in all of this?
The antics over the dog and the familiar angst of raising a teenager are laughable; the fear that builds up in just a day is far from humorous.
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THE SUMMER OF THE DISCO KING is Meade’s first novel, a well-written, light-hearted mystery that successfully combines suspense with romance and humor. The main character, Janet Conners, is sort of an adult Nancy Drew high on estrogen and Dubonnet wine.
–Bill Bushnell, Bushnell on Books (click here for full review)
“The story was great and I read the book in two sittings. There is romance, mystery, zany friends, murder, a horrid dog and an entire mother-daughter story all in one place. Nice read! It is all there.”
The Summer of the Disco King is captivating. Jane Harvey Meade is a talented writer, being able to describe the surroundings and the actions within the story without
confusion. She holds your attention throughout various situations, and does not
allow you to figure out who the culprit is until the last pages. That, in itself, is a big talent. She certainly is an exceptional new writer, and I look forward to reading her other books that she now has on sale.
—Verna Cox (writer,illustrator,artist
Verona Island, Maine