Devil's Trill - a mystery in sonata-allegro form - is the first-ever audiobook to integrate musical passages that provide clues to solving the mysteries!
Author Gerald Elias, a renowned concert violinist himself, performs the music. Blind, sharp-tongued violinist Daniel Jacobus, living in self-imposed exile in rural New England, is drawn into mysterious crimes in New York City. A stolen Stradivarius - a strangled teacher of child prodigies - Jacobus is not only the chief investigator of these misdeeds, he's the prime suspect! A police detective hot on his tail, Jacobus roams the bucolic Berkshires, hallowed Carnegie Hall, and tradition-bound Japan, searching for answers only he can see. With alluring student Yumi and jazz-loving Nathaniel at his side, Jacobus feels his way through self-doubt and darkness.
The shadowy spheres of classical music and steamy streets of the Big Apple give noir a new meaning in the first mystery novel in the gripping Daniel Jacobus series.
"slow burn suspense...Jim Frangione embodies the grizzled music-instructor-turned-gumshoe Jacobus. Violin performances by the author sprinkled throughout provide clues. A solid mystery!” (AudioFile)
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- Brick M.
Suspense in the World of Classical Music
Certainly! Jim Frangione's reading and Gerald Elias' music combine for a magical experience.
When the author's violin enters- the whole story comes alive with the magnificent music.
Certainly and I did- from house to car!
It's a great mystery in itself but how unique it is to have the music that is part of the story and to have it played by the author. I love all the Jacobus books and hope this is just the first of the audio versions.
- Estelle C. White