A Final Discord

A Final Discord

by Tessa Barclay
     
 

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The new Crown Prince Gregory mystery from this well-loved author - When Gregory Crowne is enlisted to help Gilles Guidon, the eccentric son of a merchant banker, to assemble a jazz quintet for the Montreux Festival, he soon discovers there is something wrong at the bank. Gilles falls in love with Morena, the sister of one of the quintet, and his ancient nurse,

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The new Crown Prince Gregory mystery from this well-loved author - When Gregory Crowne is enlisted to help Gilles Guidon, the eccentric son of a merchant banker, to assemble a jazz quintet for the Montreux Festival, he soon discovers there is something wrong at the bank. Gilles falls in love with Morena, the sister of one of the quintet, and his ancient nurse, Nounou, dies in a mysterious fall. Then Gilles disappears with Morena, and an unusual ransom demand arrives . . .

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Nothing but sour notes when classical-music entrepreneur Gregory Crowne (A Handful of Dust, 2004, etc.) agrees to help a spoiled rich kid jazz it up. Since King Anton was deposed from his kingdom of Hirtenstein, Crown Prince Gregory (aka Mr. Crowne, M. Couronne and Herr Krone) has become the mainstay of their household in Bredoux, where his father and grandmother supplement what he earns representing classical musicians by horse-training and interior decorating, respectively. Still, Grossmutti has hopes of a return to the throne and objects vociferously to Greg's romance with a commoner, British fashion designer Liz Blair. Too bad she doesn't object to banker Auguste Guidon's offer of beaucoup bucks for Greg to help his son Gilles recruit a jazz combo for a tour of Europe, starting with the famed Montreux Festival. First their sax man, Wally Clifford, is killed by a train at the Gare du Nord, then his replacement, Lou Ferigiano, brings along his knockout sister Morena, who is trouble on a stick. Auguste's old nurse Nounou, who lives in the chateau along with Gilles, Papa Auguste, Mama Roseanne and Aunt Marie, gets hinky about Morena and the jazzmen's dissolute habits. Nounou disappears, Gilles elopes with Morena and pretty soon Gregory gets some serious jet lag flying from Geneva to London and New York trying to round up all the missing. Catnip for fans of dimwitted aristos who can't get out of their own way.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727891488
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Gregory Crowne Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.42(h) x 0.80(d)

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Tessa Barclay is the bestselling author of over forty novels and one of the most popular writers in the UK. Previous titles by this well-loved author include The Champagne Girls, The Precious Gift, The Saturday Girl, Other People's Dreams and, from Severn House, Starting Over and A Lovely Illusion. She has also just published the first two novels of a new series of crime novels, Farewell Performance and A Better Class of Person.

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