A Crime of Passion : Joe Dillard

  • by Scott Pratt
  • Narrated by Tim Campbell
  • Series: Joe Dillard
  • 6 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A beautiful, young, rising star in the country music world is found dead in a Nashville hotel room.
The owner of her record company is charged with murder.
In the seventh installment of Scott Pratt's best-selling Joe Dillard series, Dillard is hired to travel to Tennessee's capital city to defend Paul Milius, a record company baron accused of strangling Kasey Cartwright, his label's young star. Dillard navigates Nashville's unfamiliar legal system and the world of country music in search of the truth, but he soon finds himself confronted with a web of lies so masterfully woven that he fears he may never find any answers. As the trial begins and the tension mounts, Dillard fears that not only will his client be wrongfully convicted but that Dillard himself may not survive.

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Too dumb for words

What disappointed you about A Crime of Passion?

This down home stuff is interesting, but this conclusion begs a slap in the face.


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- FRITZ STOOP

Buying this book is a Crime of Passion

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Not really. It was not as intense as previous Joe Dillard stories. Neither was it as interesting to hear of the wealth of country music big-wheels, infidelity, and disloyal employees. Lana and Paul were a disgusting couple. Lana's jealousy was dizzying. She is portrayed as an insecure selfish woman.

Missed the Dillard family aspects of the series. Not enough conversation among them. A few statements from Jack, Lily and Sarah seemed gratuitous. Not enough depth, just popping in to let the listeners know that they were around.

The court room interactions seemed forced and put on. Boring banter.


If you’ve listened to books by Scott Pratt before, how does this one compare?

As mentioned above not as interesting. Probably by far my least favorite so far. I stated my opinion in the title of this review. I am passionate about the Dillard series and the purchase and consumption of this particular story was a crime committed against me. I expected better.


Have you listened to any of Tim Campbell’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

The same. He is a consistent performer. Always very good distinction among the characters. What is remarkable is that the voices are the same from book to book.


If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Absolutely not. If a made for television movie, perhaps I would watch it just out of curiosity to see the actors who are selected to play my favorite characters.


Any additional comments?

I have just become a fan of Joe Dillard so I have been listening to the stories in quick succession. I am not sure how fast the stories are written and published. I hope that the quality of the first few books return. Please do not become a Grisham and start cranking out stories that are weaker plot stories than what your fans have become accustomed. As Joe made a quick a million just doing a job, avoid the trap of relying on your reputation of writing great stories and name recognition to sucker fans into purchasing your books to make a quick million.

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- Ida

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2015
  • Publisher: Phoenix Flying Inc.