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"Reclusive, blind violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus is invited to speak at a seemingly innocuous symposium on Baroque music at a prestigious music conservatory. He has no idea he is about to become enmeshed in an entrenched culture of sexual harassment and its cover-up at the highest levels. When a renowned faculty member dies of apparent natural causes, only the curious behavior of a violin student at Jacobus's master class is an idication that something may be terribly amiss."--book jacket
Publisher: Sutton, Surrey, England : Severn House, 2017
Edition: First world edition
ISBN: 9780727887122
Branch Call Number: M ELIAS GERALD
Characteristics: 214 pages ; 23 cm


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Aug 31, 2017

Daniel Jacobus' contributions to a symposium called "Going for Baroque" at a nearby music conservatory infuriate the usually imperturbable Yumi Shinagawa, who had asked him to fill in for a last minute cancellation. Eating at a faculty party given by a "forager", who specializes in local fungi, has its hazards, but Jacobus dumps the contents of his plate over a porch railing, and escapes the hospitalization that befalls many of the other guests. However, when the forager, is found dead in a practice room, one of the students is acting peculiarly, and the college accompanist is later also found dead in a practice room, Jacobus conducts his own investigation; since everyone else thinks they were both unfortunate accidents. He also falls, or is pushed, down a flight of stairs, after asking pointed questions about sexual abuse of students by the dead faculty member. After some wrong guesses as to who has been engineering the deaths, Jacobus sees only one way to be sure that the murderer will be brought to justice--and that may involve his own death. The end of this one, I hope, will be continued in another book. Many things are left hanging.


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