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Murder in C Major [NOOK Book]

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The Oliver Civic Symphony is just another small-town orchestra, a gathering spot for local amateur musicians. It has weekly rehearsals, punch and cookies, and colorful gossip, and now… it has murder.
An oboist suddenly drops dead of what turns out to be a rare poison. A flutist’s throat is slashed. Joan Spencer is new in town – but quickly becomes an old hand at digging out clues. And with the help of Oliver policeman Fred Lundquist, she ...
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Murder in C Major

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Overview

The Oliver Civic Symphony is just another small-town orchestra, a gathering spot for local amateur musicians. It has weekly rehearsals, punch and cookies, and colorful gossip, and now… it has murder.
An oboist suddenly drops dead of what turns out to be a rare poison. A flutist’s throat is slashed. Joan Spencer is new in town – but quickly becomes an old hand at digging out clues. And with the help of Oliver policeman Fred Lundquist, she uncovers a daring melody that only a murderous virtuoso could perform.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016120522
  • Publisher: SKLA
  • Publication date: 12/20/2012
  • Series: Joan Spencer Mysteries , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 312,885
  • File size: 490 KB

Meet the Author

Sara Hoskinson Frommer, a veteran of the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra’s viola section, lives with her husband in Bloomington, Indiana. They have two adult sons.
Her seventh Joan Spencer mystery, Her Brother’s Keeper, will be published in April 2013 by Perseverance Press http://www.danielpublishing.com/perseverance
Visit her website: www.sff.net/people/SaraHoskinsonFrommer
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  • Posted September 6, 2013

    Musicians will enjoy! Joan Spencer's husband has died at a rela

    Musicians will enjoy!

    Joan Spencer's husband has died at a relatively young age, and after an unpleasant experience she moves with her son to her hometown of Oliver, Indiana. Living in Ohio (and as an IU basketball fan) it was fun to recognize small-town Indiana in many of the descriptions.




    Joan plays viola and decides to join the community orchestra. At her first rehearsal, the principal oboist falls ill, later dying at the hospital from an apparent heart attack...apparent being the operative word. Soon it's pretty clear there's more going on, especially when a second orchestra member dies.




    I won't spoil things but as a musician I was pretty sure how the murders were committed although the murderer wasn't as easy to figure out. Yes, figuring out the modus operandi took a bit away from the story, but didn't ruin it.




    I enjoyed the book and will check out book 2 and see if I want to continue.

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  • Posted March 1, 2013

    Recommended! Nice weekend read!

    I'd definitely take this one on vacation! I'm an oboist myself, so I was curious to see how the author would handle the idiosyncratic tendencies of various instrumentalists. Would the characters be stereotypical to the voices of those sounds? All in all, it's probably not perfect, but it doesnt matter. I think she did a great job and It's a great story. It's fun and worth the read.

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