The Rainaldi Quartet (Paperback)

Author: Adam, Paul

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Gianni Castiglione has a pleasant, quiet life in Cremona. A luthier?a maker and repairer of violins?he spends most of his time adoring his grandchildren and playing chamber-quartets with the local priest, the chief of police, and a fellow aging luthier, Tomaso Rainaldi. Rainaldi is in thrall to music''s myths, particularly the stories about the ?Messiah''s Sister, ? a priceless, centuries-old, and possibly imaginary violin. When Rainaldi is brutally murdered and his workroom destroyed, it becomes clear that violins had something to do with his death, and the chief of police needs Castiglione''s knowledge of the luthier''s world. Following the clues will take the two men deep into musical history

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Publisher Natl Book Network
Mfg Part# 9781933397771
SKU 205475291
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1933397772
Release Date 7/23/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.5L x 0.75T
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"[The] search...[for the killer] is as haunting and beautiful as any classically composed requiem."
"[A] beguiling mystery."
"The leisurely, rococo storytelling perfectly suits the subtle pleasures of the tale. Adam...offers lots of European history and an engrossing look at a subculture of the classical music world as well as a nifty mystery."
"From the first stirring theme to the last fading chord, mystery fans and music lovers alike will be captivated by British author Adam's excellent contemporary thriller." (starred review)
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Annotation A rare musical instrument provides the motive for murder in this mystery set in present-day Italy and England. After someone stabs aging Cremona violin-maker Tomaso Rainaldi, two of the surviving members of his string quartet, another violin-maker and a police detective, investigate his death and its link to a near-legendary Stradivarius violin, the Messiah's Sister.

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