Murder at the Opera : Capital Crimes

  • by Margaret Truman
  • Narrated by Phil Gigante
  • Series: Capital Crimes
  • 9 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It ain't over till the fat lady sings . . . but the show hasn't even started yet when a diva is found dead. The soprano in question, a petite young Asian Canadian named Charise Lee, was scarcely a star at the Washington National Opera. But when the aspiring singer is stabbed in the heart backstage during rehearsals, she suddenly takes center stage.Georgetown law professor Mac Smith thought he'd just be carrying a rapier in Tosca as a favor to his beloved Annabel, but now they're both being pressured by the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. Providing accompaniment will be former homicide detective, current P.I., and eternal opera fan Raymond Pawkins.Soon the Smiths find themselves dangerously improvising among an expanding cast of suspects with all sorts of scores to settle. What they uncover is an increasingly complex case reaching far beyond Washington to a dark world of informers and terror alerts in Iraq, and climaxing on a fateful night at the opera attended by none other than the President himself.

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Customer Reviews

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Another good story.

Another good book by Truman and read well by Gigante. At times the book is long and over detailed, but I love her storylines.
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- Amazon Customer

Sadness, Betrayal, Murder

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

A touch of opera history along with a really great murder mystery. I do believe you will enjoy this.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Mac and Annabelle. Nice to see some level headed loving people not out to prove anything except whodunnit.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The thought that non opera lovers can learn to appreciate opera by just seeing and hearing it as did the male cop speaks volumes to the power of opera.


Any additional comments?

Take a change. Listen to this one. I think you will agree with me. It's good .

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- M. Giorgi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-11-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio