Cropped portion of the cover of Flip Back

Now that I’ve gotten caught up on my reviews of the Vinyl Detective novels, I can give my thoughts on the fourth book in the series, Flip Back. That is because the fourth book has come out since then, and I’ve had a chance to read it.


With the past two installments of the Vinyl Detective series, we’ve had an exploration of vinyl collecting along with the Jazz music industry of the 1930s-50s, and a focus on collecting singles combined with an exploration of the psychedelic rock scene of the 1960s-70s in the UK. This basically leaves one last major type of record album to cover – 78 rpm shellac records, and wartime jazz music. (more…)