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Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison all died at age 27. 

All evidence points to the deaths being unrelated, but were they really?

 

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Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison all died at age 27. 

All evidence points to the deaths being unrelated, but were they really?

 

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THE DAVINCI CODE FOR ROCK & ROLL FANS

They were the voice of Gantry Elliot’s generation—Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison—comets that lit up the sky and disappeared too soon. Elliot longs for the days when rock and roll blazed with fierce originality, even as he struggles to keep up with current trends as an investigative reporter for Rolling Stone. Still it was a comfortable living until someone started sending him anonymous packages containing cryptic notes and eye-popping revelations.

As the packages grow more urgent and frightening, Elliot is forced to confront a terrifying possibility—could someone be behind the deaths of music’s legends? With the help of the FBI he follows the trail, which might lead to copycat murders, a serial killer—or something even worse.

Author Chris Formant has written the novel he’s waited a lifetime to reveal, a mystery at the heart of rock and roll. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Board of Trustees and lifetime collector and enthusiast, he has reimagined how the losses of his generation might be viewed when 21st century forensic techniques are applied. The result is a book that blows conspiracy theories sky high and keeps you spinning until the very last chord.

COMING OCTOBER 27

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Even though I knew otherwise, I was methodically convinced that events could have happened as fictionalized.

Jim Henke

Former Curator, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Bright Midnight is an unexpected gem of a story. Formant is so adept at crafting the intrigues of his novel that one can’t help but come away questioning what is the real truth behind the deaths of some of our most-beloved artists. The ingenious weaving of “historical “accounts and clever vignettes with descriptions of advanced forensic technology unlock a set of startling revelations that will leave readers reeling at the end.

Gregg Fienberg

TV Producer/Director: “Deadwood,” “True Blood” and “Twin Peaks”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

From his early “garage band’ days, to a seat on the Board of Trustees of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Chris Formant has been a student of rock and roll his whole life. A collector of rock memorabilia and an avid reader of rock histories, he has absorbed the stories of rock legends in much the same way as his lead character, Gantry Elliot, in Bright Midnight.

As an executive in a leading global company, running a multi-billion dollar business, Formant is the unlikeliest of authors of a murder mystery. But the continued unanswered questions surrounding the deaths of our most iconic rock legends led Formant to first speculate and then re-imagine what would happen if cutting edge technology were applied to these famous cold cases. Doing his own research into the archives of the Hall of Fame, studying advanced forensics techniques and gaining creative insights from top doctors, FBI investigators and a former editor of Rolling Stone Magazine, Formant crafted what is being referred to as the “Da Vinci Code for Rock and Roll Fans.”

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