The Vanishing Violinist

The Vanishing Violinist

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by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
     
 

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Joan Spencer’s daughter, Rebecca, falls for a virtuoso violinist at an international competition in Indianapolis, and Joan is drawn into a swarm of violinists, their host families, and their unspoken rivalries. When a rare Stradivarius is stolen, and the seductive violinist who owned it vanishes, Rebecca’s amiable fiancé is the prime suspect. With

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Joan Spencer’s daughter, Rebecca, falls for a virtuoso violinist at an international competition in Indianapolis, and Joan is drawn into a swarm of violinists, their host families, and their unspoken rivalries. When a rare Stradivarius is stolen, and the seductive violinist who owned it vanishes, Rebecca’s amiable fiancé is the prime suspect. With her own fiancé, Lt. Fred Lundquist, working a fatal hit-and-run in town, it’s up to Joan to uncover the simmering tensions beneath the players and to string together a theft, a disappearance, and a murder.
Admirers of Sara Hoskinson Frommer’s previous Joan Spencer mysteries will love this wonderful tale of ambitious musicians and small-town mayhem and will once again fall in love with Joan’s plucky determination to set things right.

Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune - Dick Adler
Anyone who has ever been involved in the performance of music of an amateur or civic nature will get an extra measure of enjoyment from Sara Hoskinson Frommer's fourth book about Joan Spencer, a sharp and likable woman of a certain age whose interests and concerns are universal enough to win our hearts and unusual enough to capture our minds.
Publishers Weekly
A well-plotted tale. . . The novel's highlights, however, are the exceptional descriptions of the musical performances, passages in which Frommer proves herself, at least for a moment or two, a Paganini of prose.
Booklist - GraceAnne A. DeCandido
A warm cozy with a most appealing heroine. . . . The rhythms of small-town life, a good bit about music and musical competition, and the contrasts of Joan's easy relationship with her son and her fraught relationship with her daughter dovetail nicely with twinned mysteries that turn out, of course, to be connected.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016308180
Publisher:
SKLA
Publication date:
02/06/2013
Series:
Joan Spencer Mysteries , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
588,261
File size:
562 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: http://www.sff.net/people/SaraHoskinsonFrommer

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The Vanishing Violinist 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The vanishing violinist delivers a story in charming color of family, internatinal level music competition,new beginnings, and mystery. I found it a pleasurable read and recommend it for leisure. The musical description and setting is cultured and fresh from the typical mystery!