Danse Macabre

Danse Macabre

Book - 2010
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Daniel Jacobus, reclusive blind concert master and amateur sleuth, returns to solve a most despicable crime and to clear an innocent man nbsp; Just after his Carnegie Hall swansong and before his imminent departure for retirement in France, beloved violinist and humanitarian Rene Allard is brutally murdered with a mysterious weapon. His young African American rival, crossover artist BTower, is spotted at the scene of the crime hovering over the contorted body of Allard with blood on his hands. In short order the aloof and arrogant BTower is convicted and sentenced to death, in part the result of the testimony of blind and curmudgeonly violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus, like millions of others, an ardent admirer of Allard. Justice has been served...or has it? Jacobus is dragged back into the case kicking and screaming, and reluctantly follows a trail of broken violins and broken lives as it leads inexorably to the truth, and to his own mortal peril.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312541897
0312541899
Characteristics: 278 p. ; 25 cm.

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Jul 31, 2014

The second book in Elias' series with Jacobus as the detective is as instructive as the first. However, if Jacobus keeps getting mangled as much as he does in these two books, he's going to be solving crimes in the next books from a wheelchair. He does, after wandering through suspecting several people who were involved in other nefarious deeds, find the murderer and figure out how the killing was done. We also receive more instruction in music and violin playing. A satisfyingly complex plot and a well wrapped up ending.

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