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Death of a Baritone: A Music Lover's Mystery By Karen Sturges,

  • Title: Death of a Baritone: A Music Lover's Mystery
  • Author: Karen Sturges
  • ISBN: 9780553581287
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Phoebe Mullins spent years as a peacemaker between her conductor husband and the music world s most petulant stars But when she lands a job at an aging diva s opera school, she has no idea that her shrewd knack for diplomacy will be tested once again.At the exclusive Long Island opera colony of singing legend Anna Varovna, residents are rehearsing their summer productionPhoebe Mullins spent years as a peacemaker between her conductor husband and the music world s most petulant stars But when she lands a job at an aging diva s opera school, she has no idea that her shrewd knack for diplomacy will be tested once again.At the exclusive Long Island opera colony of singing legend Anna Varovna, residents are rehearsing their summer production of Cos fan tutte But Phoebe quickly sees that relations offstage are less than cozy, and Mozart s honeyed melodies soon give way to high decibel melodrama.Then handsome baritone Frank Palermo is found dead of an allergy to the penicillin pill covertly planted among his vitamins and Anna urges Phoebe to make some discreet inquiries Could Frank s recent joining of the Children of Truth cult have somehow earned him an early grave And why did Frank, clutching his opera score as he died, scratch an X on the name Amadeus Before Phoebe can make sense of it all, a fatal cacophony of love, lust, genius, and guilt reveals itself and the tempo accelerates as death strikes again.
    Death of a Baritone A Music Lover s Mystery Phoebe Mullins spent years as a peacemaker between her conductor husband and the music world s most petulant stars But when she lands a job at an aging diva s opera school she has no idea that her sh

    One thought on “Death of a Baritone: A Music Lover's Mystery”

    1. My stepmother was a wonderful person and fulfilled a lifetime dream when her first two mysteries were published She had in the pipeline when she passed on Quick and enjoyable, these made Mystery of the Month Club recommendations lists.

    2. This little item from the local book exchange turned out to be a pretty decent example of its genre a relatively cozy mystery What makes it rise above many others of its kind is the well informed and intelligent use of musical background The protagonist sleuth is the likable widow of a famous conductor, who gets a job as secretary at an opera camp Sure, aspects of the story aren t all that believable that s true of most mystery novels but on the whole it s a quick and entertaining read.

    3. Widowed Phoebe Mullins has spent her life in the world of music Needing a job, she becomes secretary for the Varovna summer opera company, and finds herself over her head with practical matters Then the titular baritone is found dead and Madame Varovna expects Phoebe to solve the mystery as well as keeping the clerical records up to date An unexpected love interest surprises Phoebe, who does learn about the murder, and a lot about herself.

    4. Still confused by your website Wrote this review three times The book did not grab my interest from the pending death in the beginning I am a caregiver for my dying mother right now This is NOT my book to read.

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