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Who Moved My Cheese?
If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans
Scientific Secrets for Self-Control
Just One Damned Thing After Another
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The Very Best of Edgar Allan Poe
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Sunday, January 06, 2013

Murder at the Opera (Capital Crimes, #22)

Murder at the Opera (Capital Crimes, #22)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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