Martin Tracey: Club 27

Today I’m taking part in the blog tour for Club 27. My review is written with thanks to Zoe O’Farrell for inviting me on the tour and to the author for my copy of the book.


DCI Judd Stone is heading for rock bottom. He breaks the rules, he gambles and he’s begun to play around.
An unlikely lifeline is thrown Judd’s way when he finds himself catapulted into trying to prevent Rock and Pop sensation Phoenix from becoming the next member of the infamous 27 club – the name given to the list of iconic musicians who die at the age of 27.
Judd’s quest is not made easier when Phoenix’s lifestyle is even more self-destructive than his own – but how can Judd possibly protect someone from themselves?
And who else could be conspiring to benefit from Phoenix’s death? A crazed fan? Birmingham’s ruthless Gangsters? A Secret Society? Or maybe even those who Phoenix believes to be closest to her?
And when Phoenix embarks on an unprecedented tour performing at some of the most wondrous places of the world, the stakes to protect her become even higher.
This sensational follow up to the award-winning Mind Guerrilla will have you rooting for the irrepressible Judd Stone all over again.


After reading Mind Guerrilla last month, I was intrigued to see where Tracey would take the characters to whom we’d been so carefully introduced. The direction in which it goes was not at all what I expected but the characters are still given room to breathe and develop and I enjoyed spending time with them again. 

Club 27 is somewhat shorter than Mind Guerrilla and I think this makes it much more fast paced so it held my attention more easily. There is an undercurrent of tension through the whole novel and I liked how it began to come together as it progressed. There are a few different strands to the plot and I found them all intriguing.

The concept of Club 27 is well known in popular culture but I was interested to learn that there are some more complex theories of which I was not previously aware. Tracey has researched the theories and the concept of numerology really well and I was fascinated by it. 

I am once again interested to see where the author takes us in the next part of the series. 

Club 27 is available from Amazon.

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