... but she ended up dead on a Madison Avenue sidewalk, a gun in her hand. Just another New York mugging — except she was the mugger.
Set in a tense and lawless late-20th Century New York, the unexplained elements surrounding Suzanne Finch's death are gradually revealed through the lyrics of the songs she left behind.
"... this is an intelligent novel, beguilingly sinister and disarmingly unpredictable. A hypnotically gripping conspiracy tale ... Fabler adroitly composes a complex tale, brimful of both suspense and delicate psychological observations. In addition, he skillfully renders New York City in the '70s in all its glamour and turpitude." — KIRKUS REVIEWS
“I had high expectations of A Song for Leonard and I was not disappointed at all. Fabler is a great storyteller. Books like this are what good fiction is all about - they take you off somewhere new with characters with whom you can gain an emotional response - you can recognize or dislike or root for, or other - and the events are fully realized so that your immersion in the story is complete. Fabler is definitely on my "Writers to Return to" list - a very good read indeed.” — Rachel Deeming, Reedsy Discovery
"A.I. Fabler's ability to create an atmospheric, tension-laden read creates a tale replete with unexpected twists and turns. The story and characters come to life in ways the typical murder accounts don't touch, making A Song for Leonard a powerful investigation of New York City culture and conundrums that grabs the imagination with many possibilities couched in a powerful series of revelations and self-discoveries. Its intrigue and introspection linger in the mind long after resolution is reached and answers provided in this musical interlude of discovery." — Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review
"The story was a page-turner and full of suspense. I could not wait to find out more about Suzanne. She was a woman with dreams of her own and not just an addict. The characters' personalities are excellently described and were authentic and relatable. The language and social viewpoints enhanced the characters. The story is well-researched and superbly written." — Alma Boucher, Readers' Favorite 5-Stars