Orchestrated Murder

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Orca Book Publishers, Oct 1, 2011 - Fiction - 128 pages
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Something is terribly wrong at Symphony Hall. Luigi Spadafini, the symphony's star conductor, has been murdered-and the entire orchestra has confessed to the crime. This is the mess that Detective Lieutenant Pratt walks into one Saturday morning. Overworked and tired, he's also saddled with Detective Ellis, the newest member of the homicide squad and still very wet behind the ears. With both the mayor and several big shots from the symphony's board of directors demanding a speedy resolution of the crisis, Pratt is pushed to the limit. The trouble is, he also faces a seemingly endless list of suspects with good reasons to want the philandering Spadafini dead. With the clock ticking, Pratt is forced to use both his wits and the computer skills of Detective Ellis to solve the mystery.
 

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User Review  - momgee - LibraryThing

When Detective Pratt arrives at Symphony Hall to see what all the brouhaha is about, he is told that Luigi Spadini, the orchestra leader is dead; not of natural causes judging by the cello wire ... Read full review

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User Review  - debavp - LibraryThing

This is another selection of the Rapid Reads program, As with a previous story from them, it took me less than an hour, start to finish. This go round, I didn’t care as much for the story, perhaps ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
7
Chapter Three
16
Chapter Four
20
Chapter Five
27
Chapter Six
34
Chapter Seven
42
Chapter Eight
49
Chapter Ten
64
Chapter Eleven
73
Chapter Twelve
81
Chapter Thirteen
87
Chapter Fourteen
100
Chapter Fifteen
105
Chapter Sixteen
116
Copyright

Chapter Nine
58

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About the author (2011)

Rick Blechta has two passions in life: music and writing. A professional musician since age fourteen, he brings his extensive knowledge of that life to his crime fiction. His novel Cemetery of the Nameless was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award (2005). Rick runs a blog called Type M for Murder, which can be found at www.typem4murder.blogspot.com. For more information about Rick, visit www.rickblechta.com.

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