Murder at the Opera by Margaret Truman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I haven't read any of Margaret Truman's mysteries for a long time and was pleasantly surprised at this one. I picked it out because I am studying opera with my 10 year old granddaughter whom I homeschool and I was looking for something that would give a feel for how an opera was staged.
This book deals with a young soprano who is killed in the first chapter and it veers off to a terrorist cell and an 8 year murder in which a manuscript disappeared. The manuscript was alleged to be a composition in which Mozart an Handel corroborated. The various threads do come together and the mystery is summed up in the last chapter.
I enjoyed the background on the Opera and the Opera Ball and what has to happen when the President appears at a social function. It was fascinating to see what goes on behind a simple appearance at a ball or a trip to a restaurant entails.
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