Murder takes center stage in the second Glee Club mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of the Testing trilogy.
Singing in a production of the Messiah and rehearsing her show choir for a holiday concert may be more than Paige Marshall can Handel. Not only does she have to contend with the overblown ego of world-renowned tenor David Richard, she now has to quickly revamp the show choir’s number, since not one but two other high schools are performing the same song for the quickly approaching competition season.
The tempestuous tenor may have a voice to die for, but when he drops dead during rehearsal after drinking poisoned water, Paige has to compose herself and once again solo as a sleuth to find a killer who’s no choirboy...
About the Author
Joelle Charbonneau is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the young adult novels Dividing Eden, Need, and the Testing trilogy, as well as the Glee Club mystery series. She is also an entertainer who has performed in a variety of operas, musical theatre, and children’s theatre productions across the Chicagoland area.
What People are Saying About This
"Enormous fun...Encore, encore!"—Miranda James, New York Times bestselling author
"Charbonneau hits all the right notes with her show choir coach sleuth."—Denise Swanson, New York Times bestselling author
"An intriguing mystery...I'm looking forward to future entries in this series."—Donna Andrews, New York Times bestselling author
"Imagine if Stephanie Plum joined the cast of Glee."—Deke Sharon, vocal producer of NBC'S The Sing-Off
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
High School Show Choir Coach Paige Marshall has her hands full. She has just learned that two other high schools are performing the same number as her choir in the upcoming competition season. She needs to quickly replace that song, complete with choreography, with another before they debut at the holiday concert in just a few days. Paige has also been selected as one of the soloists in a production of the Messiah and is rehearsing daily to prepare. She is so excited, but the man singing the tenor part is world-renowned tenor David Richard and his overblown ego is hitting all the wrong notes. When the tempestuous tenor drops dead during rehearsal Paige finds herself investigating another murder and finds out the tenor was certainly no choirboy. What a wonderful encore to Murder for Choir. Charbonneau hits all the right notes! The author combines mystery with a romantic triangle that reads like a marvelous melody. Should Paige be with Devlyn or Mike? The hunky detective or the talented teacher? Paige is extraordinary as she deals with keeping her current job while trying to further her singing career plus she is dealing with her love life, her students, and her boss Larry, and trying to catch a killer. The story has layers and is full of humor. The characters just draw you right into their lives. It is easy to see the author is a performer but she is also a terrific storyteller. Her insight into the musical arena shines through this entire literary score. As I said in my review of Murder for Choir… Like Glee, you will love this book! Like cozy mysteries, you won’t be able to put this one down! I can’t wait for the next performance. It must almost be time for the Show Choir Competitions to begin.
Paige is thrilled when she lands the job of soprano soloist in a production of The Messiah along side world famous tenor David Richard. But at their first rehearsal together, he takes a sip of his water and dies. Meanwhile, she has to get her high school show choir into shape, including a new song, in just a few days or lose her day job. There's lots going on here, and I did feel the mystery suffered a bit as a result. On the other hand, Paige is such a great character I couldn't help but root for her even when the show choir sub-plot was taking center stage.