Death and the Maiden (Daniel Jacobus Mysteries, Book 3) by Gerald Elias

By Gerald Elias

As the recent Magini String Quartet prepares for a functionality of Schubert's masterpiece, "Death and the Maiden," which it hopes will resuscitate its faltering profession, an individual begins settling on off participants of the string quartet.

Dogged through inner dissension and through a in all likelihood devastating lawsuit from its fired moment violinist, the famed New Magini String Quartet is on the point of 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 ways, 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 beginner sleuth, Daniel Jacobus.

It is left as much as the begrudging Jacobus, together with his previous good friend, Nathaniel Williams, and a brand new member of the detective workforce, Trotsky the bulldog, to solve the lethal puzzle. As traditional, it finally ends up greater than Jacobus bargained for.

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Standing beneath the only lamp on the street, Sherlock Holmes was smoking his pipe. Edging our way closer in the shadows and crouching there, we quickly perceived that the situation was an impossible one. As long as Holmes was planted squarely opposite the professor's front door, we could not hope to enter unobserved except by a diversion; what that diversion might be we neither of us could imagine. In low whispers we held a brief consultation. The strategy of retreating to the street behind the house and entering through the back door was raised, but several arguments militated against such a ruse.

Toby knew me and rushed forth, straining at his lead and wagging his stringy tail with ferocious energy and good will. I responded by presenting him with a lump of sugar, brought for the purpose—a regular feature of our reunions. As usual, I offered to pay Sherman in advance, and, in accordance with his own way of doing things—at least where Sherlock Holmes was concerned—he refused. "You keep him long as you need him," he insisted as he escorted me to the door, pushing a chicken aside on the way.

I responded by presenting him with a lump of sugar, brought for the purpose—a regular feature of our reunions. As usual, I offered to pay Sherman in advance, and, in accordance with his own way of doing things—at least where Sherlock Holmes was concerned—he refused. "You keep him long as you need him," he insisted as he escorted me to the door, pushing a chicken aside on the way. "We'll settle it up later. Good-bye, Toby! Here's a good doggy! Give my best to Mr. " he called out to me as I, with Toby in tow, stumbled towards the cab.

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