By Gerald Elias
As the hot Magini String Quartet prepares for a functionality of Schubert's masterpiece, "Death and the Maiden," which it hopes will resuscitate its faltering profession, a person starts off deciding upon off individuals of the string quartet.
Dogged through inner dissension and through a almost certainly devastating lawsuit from its fired moment violinist, the famed New Magini String Quartet is near to expert and private cave in. The quartet pins its hopes on a multi-media Carnegie corridor functionality of Franz Schubert's masterpiece, "Death and the Maiden," to resurrect its faltering fortunes. yet because the fateful downbeat methods, a los angeles Agatha Christie, one after the other the quartet's musicians mysteriously vanish, together with moment violinist, Yumi Shinagawa, former pupil of well known blind pedagogue and novice sleuth, Daniel Jacobus.
It is left as much as the begrudging Jacobus, together with his outdated buddy, Nathaniel Williams, and a brand new member of the detective group, Trotsky the bulldog, to resolve the lethal puzzle. As traditional, it finally ends up greater than Jacobus bargained for.
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Death and the Maiden (Daniel Jacobus Mysteries, Book 3) by Gerald Elias