The Singing Sleuth Crosses the Pond

The Singing Sleuth Crosses the Pond

by D.B. Barton
     
 

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Some honeymoon!

Alec and his new bride have just been summoned to Rome to join the Centaurus, a transatlantic cruise ship en route from the Eastern Mediterranean to Fort Lauderdale. The dead body of the ship’s doctor was found in the Renaissance Art Gallery. She was not only nude, but also covered in bronze paint and strangled with picture-hanging wire

Overview

Some honeymoon!

Alec and his new bride have just been summoned to Rome to join the Centaurus, a transatlantic cruise ship en route from the Eastern Mediterranean to Fort Lauderdale. The dead body of the ship’s doctor was found in the Renaissance Art Gallery. She was not only nude, but also covered in bronze paint and strangled with picture-hanging wire.

Any one of Dr. Priestley’s former associates at Calliope Pictures could have “performed” the deed. The motion picture company was filming the final scenes of The Crook and the Contessa, steps away from the art gallery.

Was her killer:
Sydney Clayton, the movie’s ego-driven director
Zita Mancini, the distressed starlet
Peter Grant, the handsome lead actor and ladies’ man
Kate Street, the aging script supervisor, or
Paul Valentine, the addicted prop master?

Among the crew:
John Morse, the ship’s captain gave Priestley a wide berth
Judith Green, the physician’s assistant called her a cold-hearted snake, and
Benjamin Tucker, the chief of security felt anything but secure in her presence.

Alec has everything he needs to solve the case: single-malt whisky, his trusty pipe, and songs from the silver screen to help him decipher clues, describe his suspects, and name the killer.

Join Alec as he crosses the pond with murder on his mind and a song in his heart.

Editorial Reviews

Shelley Glodowski
From Midwest Book Review - May 2011:

THE SINGING SLEUTH is full of fun things such as culinary delights; an inside look at Hollywood filmmaking; a sleuth who breaks into song at every opportunity; and the romance of newlyweds. Barton's characters are well drawn and entertaining, and her plot moves along briskly.

THE SINGING SLEUTH will be great summertime reading for fans of D.B. Barton. Her mysteries are wistful and captivating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012237231
Publisher:
Usher Press
Publication date:
03/05/2011
Series:
The Singing Sleuth Series , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
205
File size:
148 KB

Meet the Author

D.B. Barton is the award-winning author of The Singing Sleuth series. When she’s not dreaming of ingenious ways to “do away” with disagreeable people, she visits exotic countries and conducts writing workshops at local libraries and book clubs. D.B. Barton is currently working on The Singing Sleuth Does Vegas. She was born in New York and now lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband Lee Roy and her two cats, Esme and Yoko.

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