Brun Campbell, a 15-year-old piano fool, gets to play Scott Joplin's ""Maple Leaf Rag"" one 1898 afternoon in Oklahoma City. It's destiny calling. Though he tries for ragtime lessons, he's told no--""Ragtime is colored music"" So Brun runs away from the family home in El Reno, Oklahoma, to Sedalia, Missouri, to persuade Joplin to take him on as a pupil. What Brun doesn't expect is to trip over the body of a young woman--he thinks at first she's a log and thoughtlessly picks up a couple of items before he rushes away.
|Publisher:||Poisoned Pen Press|
|Series:||Ragtime Mystery Trilogy Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
About the Author
Larry Karp's first published mystery fiction was a serial called Richard Richard, Private Dick, which appeared in a neighborhood newspaper Larry wrote, printed, and distributed when he was eight Larry has also written long and short nonfiction, practiced perinatal medicine, and restored and collected antique music boxes. Larry says he's a New Yorker, though he and his wife have lived in Seattle for thirty years and counting. They have two grown children.