Catch the Beat: Fiction

ReadingLists.CatchTheBeatAtForbesLibraryBooklist History

Hide minor edits - Show changes to output

Changed line 139 from:
''All the Lucky Ones Are Dead'' by Gar Anthony Haywood  '''[Rap Music]'''\\
to:
[[All the Lucky Ones Are Dead -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/525014]] by Gar Anthony Haywood  '''[Rap Music]'''\\
Changed line 142 from:
''Antonietta'' by John Hersey '''[Violin]'''\\
to:
[[Antonietta -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1739943]] by John Hersey '''[Violin]'''\\
Changed line 145 from:
''The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love'' by Oscar Hijuelos '''[Salsa]'''\\
to:
[[The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1688793]] by Oscar Hijuelos '''[Salsa]'''\\
Changed line 148 from:
''The Unconsoled'' by Kazuo Ishiguro '''[Piano]'''\\
to:
[[The Unconsoled -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1881426]] by Kazuo Ishiguro '''[Piano]'''\\
Changed line 151 from:
''Man With an Axe'' by Jon A. Jackson '''[Jazz]'''\\
to:
[[Man With an Axe'' by Jon A. Jackson -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1960584]] '''[Jazz]'''\\
Changed line 154 from:
''Funeral Music'' by Morag Joss '''[Cello]'''\\
to:
[[Funeral Music -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/795479]] by Morag Joss '''[Cello]'''\\
Changed line 157 from:
''C.B. Greenfield: The Tanglewood Murder'' by Lucille Kallen '''[Ravel; Prokofiev]'''\\
to:
[[C.B. Greenfield: The Tanglewood Murder -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1497252]] by Lucille Kallen '''[Ravel; Prokofiev]'''\\
Changed lines 160-163 from:
''Poor Butterfly'' by Stuart Kaminsky '''[Madame Butterfly  or other Puccini]'''\\
In 1942 San Francisco, when an operatic production of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" is threatened by anti-Japanese sentiment and its star diva is stalked by a killer, private eye Toby Peters goes into action.

''Honky Tonk Kat''
by Karen Kijewski '''[Country]'''\\
to:
[[Honky Tonk Kat -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1903773]] by Karen Kijewski '''[Country]'''\\
Changed line 163 from:
''Kill Me Tender'' by Daniel Klein '''[Elvis]'''\\
to:
[[Kill Me Tender -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2062029]] by Daniel Klein '''[Elvis]'''\\
Changed line 166 from:
''The Memorial Hall Murder'' by Jane Langton '''[Handelís Messiah]'''\\
to:
[[The Memorial Hall Murder -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1467433]] by Jane Langton '''[Handelís Messiah]'''\\
Changed line 169 from:
''The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels'' by Jane Langton '''[Christmas carols]'''\\
to:
[[The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1882130]] by Jane Langton '''[Christmas carols]'''\\
Changed line 172 from:
''The Small Rain'' by Madeleine L'Engle '''[Piano]'''\\
to:
[[The Small Rain -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1591253]] by Madeleine L'Engle '''[Piano]'''\\
Changed line 175 from:
''A Severed Wasp'' by Madeleine L'Engle '''[piano]'''\\
to:
[[A Severed Wasp -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2189930]] by Madeleine L'Engle '''[piano]'''\\
Changed line 178 from:
''Death at La Fenice'' by Donna Leon '''[Opera]'''\\
to:
[[Death at La Fenice -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2432675]] by Donna Leon '''[Opera]'''\\
Changed line 181 from:
''Be Cool'' by Elmore Leonard  '''[Spice Girls]'''\\
to:
[[Be Cool -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/821811]] by Elmore Leonard  '''[Spice Girls]'''\\
Changed line 184 from:
''The Phantom of the Opera'' by Gaston Leroux '''[Opera]'''\\
to:
[[The Phantom of the Opera -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1844405]] by Gaston Leroux '''[Opera]'''\\
Changed line 187 from:
''Singing in the Shrouds'' by Ngaio Marsh '''[Gounod's Faust]'''\\
to:
[[Singing in the Shrouds -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1659836]] by Ngaio Marsh '''[Gounod's Faust]'''\\
Changed line 190 from:
''Dragonsinger'' by Anne McCaffrey  '''[Celtic harp]'''\\
to:
[[Dragonsinger -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2217907]] by Anne McCaffrey  '''[Celtic harp]'''\\
Changed line 193 from:
''The Plain old Man'' by Charlotte MacLeod '''[Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Sorcerer"]'''\\
to:
[[The Plain old Man -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/151900]] by Charlotte MacLeod '''[Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Sorcerer"]'''\\
Changed line 196 from:
''Songcatcher'' by Sharyn McCrumb '''[Folk Music]'''\\
to:
[[Songcatcher -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2537884]] by Sharyn McCrumb '''[Folk Music]'''\\
Changed line 199 from:
''If ever I return pretty Peggy-O'' by Sharyn McCrumb '''[Folk]'''\\
to:
[[If ever I return pretty Peggy-O -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1713687]] by Sharyn McCrumb '''[Folk]'''\\
Changed line 202 from:
''Fall On Your Knees'' by Ann-Marie MacDonald  '''[jazz music]'''\\
to:
[[Fall On Your Knees -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1929656]] by Ann-Marie MacDonald  '''[jazz music]'''\\
Changed line 205 from:
''Dancing at the Harvest Moon'' by KC Mckinnon '''[1960s dance music]'''\\
to:
[[Dancing at the Harvest Moon -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/447694]] by KC Mckinnon '''[1960s dance music]'''\\
Changed line 208 from:
''The Wild Rose'' by Doris Mortman '''[Classical]'''\\
to:
[[The Wild Rose -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1215387]] by Doris Mortman '''[Classical]'''\\
Changed line 211 from:
''RL's Dream'' by Walter Mosley '''[Blues]'''\\
to:
[[RL's Dream -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1874448]] by Walter Mosley '''[Blues]'''\\
Changed line 214 from:
''Interrupted Aria'' by Beverle Graves Myers '''[early Italian opera]'''\\
to:
[[Interrupted Aria -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/730984]] by Beverle Graves Myers '''[early Italian opera]'''\\
Changed line 217 from:
''Cruel Music'' by Beverle Graves Myers '''[early Italian opera]'''\\
to:
[[Cruel Music -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/875510]] by Beverle Graves Myers '''[early Italian opera]'''\\
Changed line 220 from:
''Master and Commander'' by Patrick O'Brian  '''[classical chamber music]'''\\
to:
[[Master and Commander -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/704221]] by Patrick O'Brian  '''[classical chamber music]'''\\
Changed line 223 from:
''Bel Canto'' by Ann Patchett '''[Opera]'''\\
to:
[[Bel Canto -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2152212]] by Ann Patchett '''[Opera]'''\\
Changed line 226 from:
''A Chorus of Detectives'' by Barbara Paul '''[Choral]'''\\
to:
[[A Chorus of Detectives -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1971047]] by Barbara Paul '''[Choral]'''\\
Changed lines 229-235 from:
''Prima Donna'' at Large by Barbara Paul  '''[Opera]'''\\
Threatened with jail by the N.Y.P.D.'s Lieutenant O'Halloran if he continues his investigations, tenor/sleuth Enrico Caruso enlists the aid of soprano Geraldine Farrar to track down the murderer of the Met's new--difficult--baritone Philippe Duchon.

''A Cadenza for Caruso'' by Barbara Paul '''[Puccini Opera]'''\\
The immortal tenor tracks the murderer of a swindling impresario at the Metropolitan Opera to clear the name of the great operatic composer, Puccini.

''Death Notes''
by Ruth Rendell  '''[Classical]'''\\
to:
[[Death Notes -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1502278]] by Ruth Rendell  '''[Classical]'''\\
Changed line 232 from:
''Cry to Heaven'' by Anne Rice '''[Opera and Oratorios]'''\\
to:
[[Cry to Heaven -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1778287]] by Anne Rice '''[Opera and Oratorios]'''\\
Changed line 235 from:
''Violin'' by Anne Rice  '''[Violin concertos]'''\\
to:
[[Violin -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/446367]] by Anne Rice  '''[Violin concertos]'''\\
Changed lines 238-241 from:
''Family Blood'' by David Ritz '''[Pop singers]'''\\
Law, music, and the mob collide as David Cross, a rebellious, music-loving attorney, struggles with his lawyer father and becomes involved with his ex-mobster grandfather and a cousin whose music company is threatened by their grandfather's old mob rival.

''The Ground Beneath Her Feet''
by Salman Rushdie '''[Rock]'''\\
to:
[[The Ground Beneath Her Feet -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1988230]] by Salman Rushdie '''[Rock]'''\\
Changed line 241 from:
''The Soloist'' by Mark Salzman '''[Cello]'''\\
to:
[[The Soloist -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/407993]] by Mark Salzman '''[Cello]'''\\
Changed line 244 from:
''I Still Miss My Man But My Aim is Getting Better'' by Sarah Shankman '''[Country]'''\\
to:
[[I Still Miss My Man But My Aim is Getting Better -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1896997]] by Sarah Shankman '''[Country]'''\\
Changed line 247 from:
''Blue Bossa'' by Bart Schneider '''[Jazz]'''\\
to:
[[Blue Bossa -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/460103]] by Bart Schneider '''[Jazz]'''\\
Changed line 250 from:
''An Equal Music'' by Vikram Seth '''[piano]'''\\
to:
[[An Equal Music -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2012229]] by Vikram Seth '''[piano]'''\\
Changed line 253 from:
''Death Comes Staccato'' by Glillian Slovo  '''[Violin]'''\\
to:
[[Death Comes Staccato -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1651084]] by Glillian Slovo  '''[Violin]'''\\
Changed lines 256-259 from:
''Elegy for a Soprano'' by Kay Nolte Smith  '''[Opera]'''\\
When famed diva Vardis Wolf is poisoned, four of her closest friends make bizarre confessions, and Dinah Mitchell starts on an investigation of her mother's death--and life.

''Trouble Comes Back''
by Keith Snyder '''[Rock]'''\\
to:
[[Trouble Comes Back -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2034420]] by Keith Snyder '''[Rock]'''\\
Changed line 259 from:
''A Knife at the Opera'' by Susannah Stacey  '''[Opera]'''\\
to:
[[A Knife at the Opera -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/222639]] by Susannah Stacey  '''[Opera]'''\\
Changed line 262 from:
''Death of a Baritone'' by Karen Sturges '''[Opera]'''\\
to:
[[Death of a Baritone -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/549124]] by Karen Sturges '''[Opera]'''\\
Changed line 265 from:
''Death of a Pooh-Bah'' by Karen Sturges '''[Gilbert & Sullivan]'''\\
to:
[[Death of a Pooh-Bah -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2094249]] by Karen Sturges '''[Gilbert & Sullivan]'''\\
Changed lines 268-271 from:
''Rock Critic Murders'' by Jesse Sublett  '''[Rock]'''\\
The legendary Austin band called True Love plans a one-night reunion, but when the band starts playing musical beds, a band member is assassinated, drugs are missing, and local rock critics are being murdered, bassist Martin Fender decides to investigate.

''Happy Never After''
by Kathy Hogan Trocheck  '''[Rock]'''\\
to:
[[Happy Never After -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1867092]] by Kathy Hogan Trocheck  '''[Rock]'''\\
Changed line 271 from:
''The Song Reader'' by Lisa Tucker  '''[Pop songs]'''\\
to:
[[The Song Reader -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2198440]] by Lisa Tucker  '''[Pop songs]'''\\
Changed line 274 from:
''The Music Lovers'' by Jonathan Valin  '''[Orchestral]'''\\
to:
[[The Music Lovers'' by Jonathan Valin -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1783800]]  '''[Orchestral]'''\\
Changed lines 277-280 from:
''Frost the Fiddler'' by Janice Weber '''[Violin]'''\\
While posing as a world-class concert violinist, secret service agent Leslie Frost witnesses a murder in a Leipzig church and begins to investigate, uncovering some pre-glasnost shenanigans and a possible threat to her own life.

''Baby, Would I Lie?''
by Donald Westlake '''[Country]'''\\
to:
[[Baby, Would I Lie? -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1828040]] by Donald Westlake '''[Country]'''\\
Changed line 61 from:
''Saks and Violins'' by Mary Daheim '''[Violin]'''\\
to:
[[Saks and Violins -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/851566]] by Mary Daheim '''[Violin]'''\\
Changed line 64 from:
''The Lyre of Orpheus'' by Robertson Davies '''[Opera]'''\\
to:
[[The Lyre of Orpheus -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/204638]] by Robertson Davies '''[Opera]'''\\
Changed line 67 from:
''Mistress of Justice'' by Jeffrey Deaver '''[Jazz]'''\\
to:
[[Mistress of Justice -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1783669]] by Jeffrey Deaver '''[Jazz]'''\\
Changed line 70 from:
''Cosi Fan Tutti'' by Michael Dibdin '''[Opera]'''\\
to:
[[Cosi Fan Tutti -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1934394]] by Michael Dibdin '''[Opera]'''\\
Changed line 73 from:
''Requiem For A Mezzo'' by Carola Dunn '''[Solo female singing]'''\\
to:
[[Requiem For A Mezzo -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1891991]] by Carola Dunn '''[Solo female singing]'''\\
Changed line 76 from:
''Game of Kings'' by Dorothy Dunnett  '''[16th century songs]'''\\
to:
[[Game of Kings -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1936023]] by Dorothy Dunnett  '''[16th century songs]'''\\
Changed line 79 from:
''Queen's Play'' by Dorothy Dunnett  '''[16th century songs]'''\\
to:
[[Queen's Play -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/437268]] by Dorothy Dunnett  '''[16th century songs]'''\\
Changed line 82 from:
''Killer Diller'' by Clyde Edgerton '''[Gospel]'''\\
to:
[[Killer Diller -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/255731]] by Clyde Edgerton '''[Gospel]'''\\
Changed line 85 from:
''Show Boat'' by Edna Ferber '''[the musical Show Boat]'''\\
to:
[[Show Boat -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/180346]] by Edna Ferber '''[the musical Show Boat]'''\\
Changed line 88 from:
''Buried in Quilts'' by Sara Hoskinson Frommer '''[Orchestral]'''\\
to:
[[Buried in Quilts -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1831905]] by Sara Hoskinson Frommer '''[Orchestral]'''\\
Changed line 91 from:
''The Best of Jackson Payne'' by Jack Fuller '''[Jazz/Saxophone]'''
to:
[[The Best of Jackson Payne -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2062270]] by Jack Fuller '''[Jazz/Saxophone]'''
Changed line 94 from:
''Jass'' by David Fulmer '''[Jazz]'''\\
to:
[[Jass -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2292849]] by David Fulmer '''[Jazz]'''\\
Changed line 97 from:
''Maestro'' by John Gardner '''[Ochestral]'''\\
to:
[[Maestro -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1877035]] by John Gardner '''[Ochestral]'''\\
Changed line 100 from:
''Idoru'' by William Gibson '''[Japanese Punk/Rock]'''\\
to:
[[Idoru -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1912747]] by William Gibson '''[Japanese Punk/Rock]'''\\
Changed line 103 from:
''Piano Man'' by Noreen Gilpatrick '''[piano concertos]'''\\
to:
[[Piano Man -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1742837]] by Noreen Gilpatrick '''[piano concertos]'''\\
Changed line 106 from:
''Murder in E Minor'' by Robert Goldsborough '''[New York Symphony]'''\\
to:
[[Murder in E Minor -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1605561]] by Robert Goldsborough '''[New York Symphony]'''\\
Changed line 109 from:
''Save the Last Dance For Me'' by Edward Gorman  '''[Gospel hymns]'''\\
to:
[[Save the Last Dance For Me -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2135405]] by Edward Gorman  '''[Gospel hymns]'''\\
Changed line 112 from:
''The Weaver and the Factory Maid'' by Deborah Grabien '''[British Folk Music]'''\\
to:
[[The Weaver and the Factory Maid -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/700179]] by Deborah Grabien '''[British Folk Music]'''\\
Changed line 115 from:
''Murder Duet'' by Batya Gur '''[Classical Music]'''\\
to:
[[Murder Duet-> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2032888]] by Batya Gur '''[Classical Music]'''\\
Changed line 118 from:
''Fever Season'' by Barbara Hambly '''[New Orleans Music]'''\\
to:
[[Fever Season -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1976746]] by Barbara Hambly '''[New Orleans Music]'''\\
Changed line 121 from:
''A Free Man of Color'' by Barbara Hambly '''[New Orleans Music]'''\\
to:
[[A Free Man of Color -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1938108]] by Barbara Hambly '''[New Orleans Music]'''\\
Changed line 124 from:
''Blood Lines'' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles  '''[Classical]'''\\
to:
[[Blood Lines -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1918717]] by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles  '''[Classical]'''\\
Changed line 127 from:
''Grave Music'' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles '''[Violin]'''\\
to:
[[Grave Music -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1865609]] by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles '''[Violin]'''\\
Changed line 130 from:
''Orchestrated Death'' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles '''[violin Music]'''\\
to:
[[Orchestrated Death -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1764102]] by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles '''[violin Music]'''\\
Changed line 133 from:
''The Beethoven Conspiracy'' by Thomas Hauser '''[Beethoven]'''\\
to:
[[The Beethoven Conspiracy -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/126451]] by Thomas Hauser '''[Beethoven]'''\\
Changed line 136 from:
''Rookery Blues'' by Jon Hassler '''[Jazz]'''\\
to:
[[Rookery Blues -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1875469]] by Jon Hassler '''[Jazz]'''\\
Changed line 10 from:
''The Song is You'' by Megan E. Abbott  '''[1940s pop music]'''\\
to:
[[The Song is You -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2400245]] by Megan E. Abbott  '''[1940s pop music]'''\\
Changed line 13 from:
''Reservation Blues'' by Sherman Alexie '''[Blues]'''\\
to:
[[Reservation Blues -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2133561]] by Sherman Alexie '''[Blues]'''\\
Changed line 16 from:
''Girl, 20: A Novel'' by Kingsley Amis  '''[Symphonic music]'''\\
to:
[[Girl, 20: A Novel -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1431293]] by Kingsley Amis  '''[Symphonic music]'''\\
Changed line 19 from:
''The Gutbucket Quest'' by Piers Anthony      '''[blues]'''\\
to:
[[The Gutbucket Quest -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2059205]] by Piers Anthony      '''[blues]'''\\
Changed line 22 from:
''Steel Guitar''  by Linda Barnes              '''[blues]'''\\
to:
[[Steel Guitar -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1754672]]  by Linda Barnes              '''[blues]'''\\
Changed line 25 from:
''Too Long at the Dance''  by Mike Blakely    '''[Country]'''\\
to:
[[Too Long at the Dance -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1896961]]  by Mike Blakely    '''[Country]'''\\
Changed line 28 from:
''The Notorious Dr. August: his real life and crimes''  by Christopher Bram    '''[Piano]'''\\
to:
[[The Notorious Dr. August: his real life and crimes -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/865970]]  by Christopher Bram    '''[Piano]'''\\
Changed line 31 from:
''Singing in the Comeback Choir'' by Bebe Moore Campbell  '''[female jazz singers]'''\\
to:
[[Singing in the Comeback Choir -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1946654]] by Bebe Moore Campbell  '''[female jazz singers]'''\\
Changed line 34 from:
''Turnip Blues'' by Helen Campbell  '''[blues: Bessie Smith]'''\\
to:
[[Turnip Blues -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/474119]] by Helen Campbell  '''[blues: Bessie Smith]'''\\
Changed line 37 from:
''Songmaster'' by Orson Scott Card    '''[songs, classical or pop]'''\\
to:
[[Songmaster -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/383560]] by Orson Scott Card    '''[songs, classical or pop]'''\\
Changed line 40 from:
''Coq Au Vin'' by Charlotte Carter '''[Jazz-sax Music]'''\\
to:
[[Coq Au Vin -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1980582]] by Charlotte Carter '''[Jazz-sax Music]'''\\
Changed line 43 from:
''Drumsticks'' by Charlotte Carter '''[Jazz-sax Music]'''\\
to:
[[Drumsticks -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/526990]] by Charlotte Carter '''[Jazz-sax Music]'''\\
Changed line 46 from:
''I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass'' by Paul Charles '''[Paul Simon, ABBA, nick lowe]'''\\
to:
[[I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/457031]] by Paul Charles '''[Paul Simon, ABBA, nick lowe]'''\\
Changed line 49 from:
''Loves Music Loves to Dance'' by Mary Higgins Clark  '''[Ballroom dance]'''\\
to:
[[Loves Music Loves to Dance -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1733824]] by Mary Higgins Clark  '''[Ballroom dance]'''\\
Changed line 52 from:
''Goodbye Without Leaving'' by Laurie Colwin  '''[Motown]'''\\
to:
[[Goodbye Without Leaving -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/2215605]] by Laurie Colwin  '''[Motown]'''\\
Changed line 55 from:
''Body and Soul'' by Frank Conroy '''[piano]'''\\
to:
[[Body and Soul -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/1799084]] by Frank Conroy '''[piano]'''\\
Changed line 58 from:
''Don't the Moon Look Lonesome: A Novel in Blues and Swing'' by Stanley Crouch '''[jazz]'''\\
to:
[[Don't the Moon Look Lonesome: A Novel in Blues and Swing -> http://bark.cwmars.org/eg/opac/record/539964]] by Stanley Crouch '''[jazz]'''\\
Added lines 1-301:
(:title Catch the Beat: Fiction:)
(:description suggested fiction from the 2007 Adult Summer Reading Program. Matches books to music:)

This is the suggested fiction list for the 2007 Adult Summer Reading Program, Catch the Beat at Forbes Library. There is also a [[Catch the Beat at Forbes Library Nonfiction|nonfiction list]].

The title and author of each novel is followed by a suggested type of music; our 2nd Floor music collection has many wonderful recordings of these musical genres which you can listen to while reading, or generally during the summer.

This list was compiled by Forbes Library staff. The annotations are taken from a variety of sources, including Novelist, ContentCafe, and Amazon.

''The Song is You'' by Megan E. Abbott  '''[1940s pop music]'''\\
A noir mystery set in postwar Hollywood, in which a second-rate actress disappears after a liaison with a song-&-dance duo.

''Reservation Blues'' by Sherman Alexie '''[Blues]'''\\
The miraculous appearance of blues legend Robert Johnson inspires Spokane Indian Thomas Builds-the-Fire to form an all-Indian Catholic band, and they embark on a magical tour across the nation and deep within their own souls.

''Girl, 20: A Novel'' by Kingsley Amis  '''[Symphonic music]'''\\
Life in London means glamour, fashion, finance and art. Consider then an aging conductor, husband in an unsatisfactory marriage, father to an unhappy brood. When a young woman responds to his overtures, he breaks the marriage and bursts the family.

''The Gutbucket Quest'' by Piers Anthony      '''[blues]'''\\
Loving the blues and determined to honor them in their truest form, Slim finds himself in the alternate world of Tejas, where the music he cherishes assumes the form of a Strat, sought by the evil T-Bone Pickens who would rechannel the Strat's powers for his own purposes.

''Steel Guitar''  by Linda Barnes              '''[blues]'''\\
Several years ago, private eye Carlotta Carlyle's husband, Cal, ran off with Carlotta's college chum, Dee Willis, and now the successful blues singer Willis has asked Carlotta to help her locate the missing Cal.

''Too Long at the Dance''  by Mike Blakely    '''[Country]'''\\
In the sequel to Shortgrass Song, cowboy musician Caleb Holcomb and his sidekick, Kinchelo, become embroiled in a family feud, Wyoming's Johnson County War, and an Arapatho uprising as Caleb struggles to win the heart of his brother's widow, Emilia.

''The Notorious Dr. August: his real life and crimes''  by Christopher Bram    '''[Piano]'''\\
Covering sixty years, from the American Civil War through the 1920s, a compelling novel follows Augustus Fitzwilliam Boyd, a musician, on his journey through love, race, class, and spirituality.

''Singing in the Comeback Choir'' by Bebe Moore Campbell  '''[female jazz singers]'''\\
Called one of the leading black novelists of the twentieth century by The Washington Post, the author of Brothers and Sisters follows a successful producer who tries to revitalize the ghetto of her youth.

''Turnip Blues'' by Helen Campbell  '''[blues: Bessie Smith]'''\\
Two elderly women, on a pilgrimage to Bessie Smith's grave, reminisce about their families, friends, and lives.

''Songmaster'' by Orson Scott Card    '''[songs, classical or pop]'''\\
The tale of Ansset, a young boy whose perfect singing voice has the power of amplifying people's emotions, making him both a potential healer and destroyer.

''Coq Au Vin'' by Charlotte Carter '''[Jazz-sax Music]'''\\
When street sax player Nanette's mother receives a desperate telegram from Paris from her long-vanished Aunt Vivian, Nanette travels to help her, but upon her arrival, Viv is nowhere to be found--her abandoned suitcase holding clues that date back to an old scam.

''Drumsticks'' by Charlotte Carter '''[Jazz-sax Music]'''\\
Nanette Hayes, a street sax player is back in Manhattan after splitting with her boyfriend. She is determined to drink herself into the ground, but her new voodoo doll gift from a friend is suddenly turning her life around.

''I Love The Sound of Breaking Glass'' by Paul Charles '''[Paul Simon, ABBA, nick lowe]'''\\
Musical references of the pop persuasion dot this tasty first mystery by a noted British rock promoter like raisins in a good rice pudding. Starting with the title (a Nick Lowe song), sounds and quotes (by Don Williams, Paul Simon, ABBA, and Laurie Anderson) follow North London police inspector Christy Kennedy through his investigation of murder and arson in the recording industry.

''Loves Music Loves to Dance'' by Mary Higgins Clark  '''[Ballroom dance]'''\\
When Robin probes the disappearance of her close friend, Marcy, a young woman who answers an ad in a magazine "personals" section, she finds herself the prey of a serial killer with a special fetish.

''Goodbye Without Leaving'' by Laurie Colwin  '''[Motown]'''\\
Bored housewife Geraldine tries to relive her exciting past as a member of the Shakettes while being adult and responsible.  Told with Colwin's usual wit and compassion.

''Body and Soul'' by Frank Conroy '''[piano]'''\\
Claude Rawlings, a poverty-stricken young man, feels stymied by life, until he finds an old piano and embarks on a musical odyssey that takes him into a world of wealth, power, and fame.

''Don't the Moon Look Lonesome: A Novel in Blues and Swing'' by Stanley Crouch '''[jazz]'''\\
As Carla, a upandcoming jazz singer, prepares to wed her saxophonist husband, the tensions created by their interracial relationship come to the fore.

''Saks and Violins'' by Mary Daheim '''[Violin]'''\\
When world-famous musician Dolph Kluger drops dead of rhubarb poisoning during a reception at the Hillside Manor B&B, proprietor Judith McMonigle Flynn launches her own investigation to uncover a killer, but her case is complicated by the theft of her cousin Renie's credit card and disappearance of her violinist neighbor Rudi Wittener's valuable bow.

''The Lyre of Orpheus'' by Robertson Davies '''[Opera]'''\\
Composer Hulda Schnackenburg, priest scholar, and librettist Simon Darcourt, and director Arthur Cornish work to complete E.T.A. Hoffman's unfinished opera.

''Mistress of Justice'' by Jeffrey Deaver '''[Jazz]'''\\
Taylor Lockwood, paralegal and part-time jazz musician, agrees to help Mitchell Reece, a young trial lawyer at the firm where she works, to find a multimillion-dollar promissory note that has been mysteriously stolen from the office.

''Cosi Fan Tutti'' by Michael Dibdin '''[Opera]'''\\
Now commander of Naples's harbor detail, Aurelio Zen tries to help a seductive Neapolitan widow separate her daughters from their possibly Mafia-associated fiances and finds himself mistaken for the head of Naples's most powerful crime family as he investigates a bizarre series of crimes.

''Requiem For A Mezzo'' by Carola Dunn '''[Solo female singing]'''\\
the lead role in Verdi's Requiem drops dead of cyanide poisoning during the performance, the Honorable Daisy Dalrymple joins Scotland Yard Detective Inspector Alex Fletcher in searching for the killer among a multitude of possible suspects.

''Game of Kings'' by Dorothy Dunnett  '''[16th century songs]'''\\
Music is only one of the talents of Scottish nobleman Francis Crawford, in this tale set in Renaissance Scotland and England.  The first of a hugely popular series of six books (see next entry), this reads like a cross between historical novels and James Bond.  One of the major questions of this first volume is whether Crawford is the good guy, the bad guy, or a bit of both.

''Queen's Play'' by Dorothy Dunnett  '''[16th century songs]'''\\
Francis Crawford becomes a hit in the French court as a minstrel and wit.  His real job: to spy out threats to the young Mary Stuart, and protect her from the vicious intrigues of the court.

''Killer Diller'' by Clyde Edgerton '''[Gospel]'''\\
In the town of Listre, North Carolina, the orphan Wesley--known for his penchant for "borrowing" cars--takes up bricklaying, music, and preaching, in this novel of the contemporary South.

''Show Boat'' by Edna Ferber '''[the musical Show Boat]'''\\
This saga about three generations of a theatrical family and their lives centered on a showboat on the Mississippi River circuit was made into one of the most successful musicals of all time.

''Buried in Quilts'' by Sara Hoskinson Frommer '''[Orchestral]'''\\
Joan Spencer, the busy manager of the Civic Symphony of Oliver, Indiana, whose estranged daughter has just returned to town, gets involved in a new mystery as old Edna Ellett dies and one of her many greedy will-seeking relatives is murdered.

''The Best of Jackson Payne'' by Jack Fuller '''[Jazz/Saxophone]'''
Musicologist Charles Quinlan embarks on a journey into the unexpected when he begins to research a biography of African-American saxophone legend Jackson Payne.

''Jass'' by David Fulmer '''[Jazz]'''\\
In the wake of four musicians' murders, Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr discovers that the only surviving member of their band has gone into hiding and suspects that a shadowy woman is the key to solving the mystery, which is complicated by local authorities who want him off the case.

''Maestro'' by John Gardner '''[Ochestral]'''\\
Former SIS agent-runner Herbie Kruger and attractive SIS agent Pucky Curtiss interrogate Maestro Louis Passau, an orchestra conductor who has been accused of spying for Hitler and aiding the KGB, eliciting an extraordinary portrait of a brilliant but flawed man.

''Idoru'' by William Gibson '''[Japanese Punk/Rock]'''\\
The author of such "cyberpunk" novels as the award-winning Neuromancer presents a story set in twenty-first-century Tokyo, where a singer pursues a beautiful media superstar--called an idoru--who does not really exist.

''Piano Man'' by Noreen Gilpatrick '''[piano concertos]'''\\
Muder with a piano string, descriptive sympathetic characters, and subplots leading you astray make this slowly developing suspense a must read.

''Murder in E Minor'' by Robert Goldsborough '''[New York Symphony]'''\\
An expert on Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe faithfully recreates the legendary, eccentric sleuth and his debonair assistant, Archie Goodwin, in a new mystery involving a series of threatening notes, sent to Milan Stevens, a world-famous conductor.

''Save the Last Dance For Me'' by Edward Gorman  '''[Gospel hymns]'''\\
When the Reverend John Muldaur, who has been stirring up the town with anti-Semitic and anti-Catholic circulars, is murdered, Judge Esme Whitney enlists the help of Sam McCain, a struggling lawyer and occasional sleuth, to catch a killer.

''The Weaver and the Factory Maid'' by Deborah Grabien '''[British Folk Music]'''\\
Coming into ownership of a restored eighteenth-century cottage, British folk musician Ringan Laine discovers that the property is haunted and is assisted by long-time girlfriend Penny in researching the identities of his otherworldly tenants.

''Murder Duet'' by Batya Gur '''[Classical Music]'''\\
Israeli policeman and lover of classical music Michael Ohayon attempts to track down the murderer of two musicians, the brother and father of a friend of Ohayon, who has a sheet of music as the only clue to the motive

''Fever Season'' by Barbara Hambly '''[New Orleans Music]'''\\
When Benjamin January, musician, agrees to carry a message from a runaway slave during a cholera epidemic in 1833, he becomes entangled in a web of lies and murder.

''A Free Man of Color'' by Barbara Hambly '''[New Orleans Music]'''\\
In 1830s New Orleans, Benjamin January, a Creole musician, becomes caught in a web of murder and betrayal, but as the proud and unflinching January fights to clear his name, he must defy the prejudices of a crumbling society.

''Blood Lines'' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles  '''[Classical]'''\\
When a famous music critic is found dead, Detective Inspector Bill Slider is called in to investigate the crime, but as the case drags on, Slider realizes he must solve it before the murderer strikes again

''Grave Music'' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles '''[Violin]'''\\
Estranged lovers Inspector Bill Slider and violinist Joanna are thrown together when Joanna's conductor is shot while rehearsing for a forthcoming concert, and Slider discovers that the victim had many enemies.

''Orchestrated Death'' by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles '''[violin Music]'''\\
Inspector Bill Slider struggles to find clues and a motive to the murder of a quiet violinist, while his home life runs amuck as he tries to choose between his wife and an exciting new love.

''The Beethoven Conspiracy'' by Thomas Hauser '''[Beethoven]'''\\
In the murders of three New York musicians--and the threatening of a fourth, Judith Darr--New York City cop Richard Marritt's only clue is the name Beethoven scrawled by one of the victims

''Rookery Blues'' by Jon Hassler '''[Jazz]'''\\
Struggling with their isolated lives at the state college in 1969 Rookery, Minnesota, a small group of people--including professor Leland Edwards, unkempt novelist Neil Novotny, and lovely Peggy Benoit--forms a jazz group known as the Icejam Quintet.

''All the Lucky Ones Are Dead'' by Gar Anthony Haywood  '''[Rap Music]'''\\
The apparent suicide of a rap star draws private investigator Aaron Gunner into a dangerous investigation that also involves an ultraconservative talk show host and a mysterious silver car that seems to be following him everywhere.

''Antonietta'' by John Hersey '''[Violin]'''\\
Follows the odyssey of a Stradivarius violin from its creation in 1699, through its impact on musicians and composers as diverse as Mozart, Berlioz, and Stravinsky, to its purchase in 1990 by a tone-deaf financier.

''The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love'' by Oscar Hijuelos '''[Salsa]'''\\
Cesar and Nestor Castillo--two very different Cuban brothers--recall their heyday in 1950s New York, when they led an orchestra, were known as "the Mambo Kings," and appeared on the "I Love Lucy" show.

''The Unconsoled'' by Kazuo Ishiguro '''[Piano]'''\\
Arriving in an European city with significant gaps in his memory, Ryder, a renowned pianist, is overwhelmed by an onslaught of strangers who seem to know him and of whom he has vague, dreamlike recollections.

''Man With an Axe'' by Jon A. Jackson '''[Jazz]'''\\
When a headless body is discovered and a young boy arrives bearing a disturbing message, Detective Sergeant "Fang" Mulheisen must search for answers in jazz history, police archives, and his mentor's personal journals, and as he gets closer to the truth, the mafia becomes determined to stop him.

''Funeral Music'' by Morag Joss '''[Cello]'''\\
Seeking refuge and solace in Bath, England, Sara Selkirk, a world-class cellist, is forced into the unexpected role of sleuth when the director of the local museum turns up dead in the famed Roman Baths.

''C.B. Greenfield: The Tanglewood Murder'' by Lucille Kallen '''[Ravel; Prokofiev]'''\\
Newspaper editor Greenfield and his chief reporter become entangled in murder at Tanglewood.  This is the first of a popular series.

''Poor Butterfly'' by Stuart Kaminsky '''[Madame Butterfly  or other Puccini]'''\\
In 1942 San Francisco, when an operatic production of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" is threatened by anti-Japanese sentiment and its star diva is stalked by a killer, private eye Toby Peters goes into action.

''Honky Tonk Kat'' by Karen Kijewski '''[Country]'''\\
At the request of her old friend Dakota Jones, a country music superstar, Kat Colorado searches for a dangerous stalker whose pranks have escalated from threatening letters to violence and murder.

''Kill Me Tender'' by Daniel Klein '''[Elvis]'''\\
After many of his fan club presidents are found dead, Elvis Presley suspects foul play and sets out to find the killer.

''The Memorial Hall Murder'' by Jane Langton '''[Handelís Messiah]'''\\
Students at Harvard try to find their beloved missing professor. Many hilarious scenes as they rehearse Handel's Messiah and try to solve the mystery.

''The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels'' by Jane Langton '''[Christmas carols]'''\\
In the midst of the traditional Christmas Revels in Cambridge, the jealous husband of an attractive stage director turns the pageantry into an unhappy affair, bringing Homer Kelly to the scene in his eleventh case.

''The Small Rain'' by Madeleine L'Engle '''[Piano]'''\\
Portrays the events of Katherine Forrester Vigneras's early life and reveals her struggle to cope with the tragic death of her mother, while pursuing her goal to become a concert pianist.

''A Severed Wasp'' by Madeleine L'Engle '''[piano]'''\\
Pianist Katherine Forrester Vigneras, in her seventies and retired, discovers new meaning in life when she agrees to give a benefit concert at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in New York.

''Death at La Fenice'' by Donna Leon '''[Opera]'''\\
When renowned opera conductor Helmut Wellauer is found dead in his dressing room, the victim of cyanide poisoning, Guido Brunetti, the Vice Commissario of the Venice police, must sift through several suspects.

''Be Cool'' by Elmore Leonard  '''[Spice Girls]'''\\
The author of the New York Times best-seller, Cuba Libre, plunges Chili Palmer, the erstwhile hero of his hit novel, Get Shorty, into the seediest, most dangerous corners of Hollywood's music business.

''The Phantom of the Opera'' by Gaston Leroux '''[Opera]'''\\
Under the Paris Opera House lives a disfigured musical genius who uses music to win the love of a beautiful opera singer.

''Singing in the Shrouds'' by Ngaio Marsh '''[Gounod's Faust]'''\\
A cozy mystery involving cruise ships and serial murders.

''Dragonsinger'' by Anne McCaffrey  '''[Celtic harp]'''\\
Menolly flees her home, because she is not permitted to make music there, and is taken by the Masterharper himself to Harpershall, where she learns that only her own self-doubt stands in her way.

''The Plain old Man'' by Charlotte MacLeod '''[Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Sorcerer"]'''\\
When her Aunt Emma's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Sorcerer" leads to murder and the disappearance of the Romney ancestral portrait, Sarah Kelling Bittersohn undertakes an investigation.

''Songcatcher'' by Sharyn McCrumb '''[Folk Music]'''\\
Folksinger Lark McCourry retraces the history of a family song, which she had heard from her North Carolina relatives as a child, back to eighteenth-century Scotland to young Malcolm MacQuarry.

''If ever I return pretty Peggy-O'' by Sharyn McCrumb '''[Folk]'''\\
Sheriff Spencer Arrowood investigates the threatening messages being sent to Peggy Muryan, a famous folksinger of the 1960s, who has returned to her hometown of Hamelin, Tennessee, in search of peace and quiet.

''Fall On Your Knees'' by Ann-Marie MacDonald  '''[jazz music]'''\\
Spanning five generations and moving from Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, to the bleak landscape of World War I, and to the emerging jazz scene in New York City, this epic tale tells the story of four sisters.

''Dancing at the Harvest Moon'' by KC Mckinnon '''[1960s dance music]'''\\
An illustrated novel in the vein of ''The Bridges of Madison County'' follows a middle-aged woman who returns to the lakeside Canadian town where she had left her first love for another man.

''The Wild Rose'' by Doris Mortman '''[Classical]'''\\
Determined to realize the dream her father never could--to have a successful career in music--Katalin Gaspar travels through New York, Washington, and Kentucky and searches for the love who was separated from her when the Soviets entered Budapest in 1956.

''RL's Dream'' by Walter Mosley '''[Blues]'''\\
Recounting his memories to a young white woman who is also a refugee from a painful Southern past, Soupspoon Wise, a dying blues performer, describes a brief encounter with a famous performer that still haunts him.

''Interrupted Aria'' by Beverle Graves Myers '''[early Italian opera]'''\\
Returning to Venice in 1731, Tito, who was mutilated as a boy to preserve his exceptional soprano voice, finds his opera premier shattered by the murder of a close friend and the subsequent arrest of another, and conducts his own investigation that reveals the shocking secrets of his own family and friends.

''Cruel Music'' by Beverle Graves Myers '''[early Italian opera]'''\\
The impending death of a pope sparks a web peril, intrigue, greed, and murder for Tito Amato and his family when his merchant brother Alessandro is imprisoned on a trumped-up smuggling charge thanks to a senator who is willing to do anything to ensure that a Venetian will sit on the Throne of St. Peter after the upcoming papal election, in a mystery set in eighteenth-century Venice.

''Master and Commander'' by Patrick O'Brian  '''[classical chamber music]'''\\
Captain Jack Aubrey and his friend Stephen Maturin play chamber music in the rare quiet moments during their adventures, which begin in this book during a recital.  This series became a big crossover success, reach far beyond the usual audience for naval adventure books due to good writing, sympathetic characters, and a great depiction of the life of the Napoleonic era.

''Bel Canto'' by Ann Patchett '''[Opera]'''\\
When terrorists seize hostages at an embassy party, an unlikely assortment of people are thrown together. A marvelous novel of love, opera, and terrorism set in South America. Two couples, complete opposites, fall in love; sexual identities become confused; and a horrific imprisonment is transformed into an unexpected heaven on earth.

''A Chorus of Detectives'' by Barbara Paul '''[Choral]'''\\
Enrico Caruso and Geraldine Farrar battle against a calculating murderer who is systematically eliminating members of the chorus just before or during the evening's performance.

''Prima Donna'' at Large by Barbara Paul  '''[Opera]'''\\
Threatened with jail by the N.Y.P.D.'s Lieutenant O'Halloran if he continues his investigations, tenor/sleuth Enrico Caruso enlists the aid of soprano Geraldine Farrar to track down the murderer of the Met's new--difficult--baritone Philippe Duchon.

''A Cadenza for Caruso'' by Barbara Paul '''[Puccini Opera]'''\\
The immortal tenor tracks the murderer of a swindling impresario at the Metropolitan Opera to clear the name of the great operatic composer, Puccini.

''Death Notes'' by Ruth Rendell  '''[Classical]'''\\
Sir Manuel Camargue, yesterday one of the most celebrated musicians of his time, today floats face down in the lake near his sprawling English country house. The consensus is accidental death -- but Inspector Wexford knows the stench of murder most foul when he smells it.

''Cry to Heaven'' by Anne Rice '''[Opera and Oratorios]'''\\
Eighteenth-century Naples provides the setting for the pain, fears, resentments, desires, and triumphs of peasant-born Guido Maffeo and patrician-born Tonio Treschi, two castrati--mentor and angel-voiced student--who strive passionately to live full lives.

''Violin'' by Anne Rice  '''[Violin concertos]'''\\
Triana, a beautiful young woman who dreams of becoming a great musician, falls prey to the demonic Stefan, the tormented ghost of a Russian aristocrat, who seduces and manipulates her, drawing her into the dark side of her own nature and then into the cruel past.

''Family Blood'' by David Ritz '''[Pop singers]'''\\
Law, music, and the mob collide as David Cross, a rebellious, music-loving attorney, struggles with his lawyer father and becomes involved with his ex-mobster grandfather and a cousin whose music company is threatened by their grandfather's old mob rival.

''The Ground Beneath Her Feet'' by Salman Rushdie '''[Rock]'''\\
Photographer Rai narrates the epic romance between his childhood friend, Ormus Cama, and singer Vina Apsara, Rai's sometime lover, revealing--with wisdom and humor--a world of passions, truths, death, and rock 'n' roll.

''The Soloist'' by Mark Salzman '''[Cello]'''\\
Renne Sundheimer, a thirty-six-year-old former cello prodigy, instructs a young Korean cellist, serves on a jury with a beautiful woman named Maria-Theresa, and finds romance and a renewed sense of purpose.
 
''I Still Miss My Man But My Aim is Getting Better'' by Sarah Shankman '''[Country]'''\\
Finishing her waitressing shift and preparing for Songwriters' Night at the local country music club, promising singer Shelby Kay Tate becomes the unknowing target of an obsessive stalker.

''Blue Bossa'' by Bart Schneider '''[Jazz]'''\\
Set against the backdrop of Patty Hearst's kidnapping in 1970s San Francisco, Ronnie Reboulet, a former jazz trumpet star and emotionally troubled man, strives to live a life void of drugs and relies on the companionship of his daughter and his soulmate to make the comeback of a lifetime.

''An Equal Music'' by Vikram Seth '''[piano]'''\\
Years after separating, gifted musician Michael Holme is reunited with his former lover, talented pianist Julia McNicholl, during a musical tour of Vienna, unaware that she is hiding her increasing deafness, and together they must confront their feelingsfor each other and the music that brought them together.

''Death Comes Staccato'' by Glillian Slovo  '''[Violin]'''\\
Private investigator Kate Baeier is hired by wealthy Mrs. Weatherby to watch over her daughter Kate, a spoiled brat and a brilliant musician, and finds herself caught up in a dangerous web of intrigue and mystery.

''Elegy for a Soprano'' by Kay Nolte Smith  '''[Opera]'''\\
When famed diva Vardis Wolf is poisoned, four of her closest friends make bizarre confessions, and Dinah Mitchell starts on an investigation of her mother's death--and life.

''Trouble Comes Back'' by Keith Snyder '''[Rock]'''\\
Jason Keltner and his buddies, Martin and Robert, try to protect the daughter of a burned-out rock legend from being kidnapped.

''A Knife at the Opera'' by Susannah Stacey  '''[Opera]'''\\
A rare evening off for Superintendent Bone occasions another murder mystery when Miss Fairlie, a teacher at his daughter's school, is found murdered during the performance of a play.

''Death of a Baritone'' by Karen Sturges '''[Opera]'''\\
Phoebe is thrilled to have her first paying gig at a posh summer opera colony in the Hamptons, but when the baritone keels over and the investigation bogs down with a tricky suspect, the world-weary sleuth is the only one who can hit the high notes.

''Death of a Pooh-Bah'' by Karen Sturges '''[Gilbert & Sullivan]'''\\
In the sequel to ''Death of a Baritone'', an invitation from a long-lost aunt takes musician Phoebe Mullins to Northampton, Massachusetts, where she takes on the job of stage manager for a community production of The Mikado, but the murder of the pompous actor playing Lord Pooh-Bah soon forces Phoebe to draw on all her sleuthing skills to find a killer.

''Rock Critic Murders'' by Jesse Sublett  '''[Rock]'''\\
The legendary Austin band called True Love plans a one-night reunion, but when the band starts playing musical beds, a band member is assassinated, drugs are missing, and local rock critics are being murdered, bassist Martin Fender decides to investigate.

''Happy Never After'' by Kathy Hogan Trocheck  '''[Rock]'''\\
Atlanta's most inquisitive cleaning lady is called upon to defend her favorite childhood rock group when one of its surviving members publicly threatens a former producer just before the latter is shot to death.

''The Song Reader'' by Lisa Tucker  '''[Pop songs]'''\\
Orphaned sisters Leeann and Mary Beth live in a small town with Leeann attending high school and Mary Beth working two jobs, until Mary Beth's special gift for helping people with their problems uncovers their family's dark secret.

''The Music Lovers'' by Jonathan Valin  '''[Orchestral]'''\\
Hired to find thirty-five rare records, stolen from Leon Tubin's collection, Harry Stoner finds his job complicated when Leon is brutally beaten and his girlfriend is kidnapped.

''Frost the Fiddler'' by Janice Weber '''[Violin]'''\\
While posing as a world-class concert violinist, secret service agent Leslie Frost witnesses a murder in a Leipzig church and begins to investigate, uncovering some pre-glasnost shenanigans and a possible threat to her own life.

''Baby, Would I Lie?'' by Donald Westlake '''[Country]'''\\
 Wishing to escape tabloid journalism, Sara Joslyn is disgusted when her new editor gives her a story involving a gory sex-murder trial, until she learns that a country singer, known to her, may be involved.

Category: [[!Reading Lists]]
Page last changed: September 29, 2012, at 07:51 AM EST.