AC/DC’s Back in Black Inspires New Book of Murder Mysteries, Including New Jack Reacher Story

A new book of murder mysteries inspired by the iconic AC/DC album Back in Black is set to be released on July 16th. The anthology has 10 short stories based on each song title from 10 different authors, including a brand-new Jack Reacher story by Andrew Child.

The book, titled Back in Black: An Anthology of New Mystery Short Stories (pre-order here), is coming out via Blackstone Publishing. It’s curated by Don Bruns as part of his “Music and Murder Mystery Series,” which has previously featured anthologies based on Michael Jackson’s Thriller and The Eagles’ Hotel California.

One of the stories, “You Shook Me All Night Long,” features the character Jack Reacher, popularized by the series of Lee Child books, as well as the Tom Cruise movies and the current Prime Video series Reacher starring Alan Ritchson. It’s written by Andrew Child, who recently took over the Jack Reacher book series from his brother Lee.


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Among the other authors who’ve contributed stories to the Back in Black book are Reed Farrel Coleman, Heather Graham (the longtime mystery writer, not the actress), Don Bruns, Sandra Balzo, Rick Bleiweiss, Dave Bruns, Charles Todd, Tori Eldridge, and Ward Larsen.

The book news comes a few weeks after the announcement that AC/DC will embark on their first tour in eight years. The UK/European outing kicks off in May, with tickets available here.

See the cover artwork for Back in Black: An Anthology of New Mystery Short Stories below, and pre-order the book via this location.

Back in Black Anthology Book

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