Murder at the Opera

My decision to have people murdered at the Washington National Opera does not reflect actual events there. Of course, many great operas that have graced the stage of the Kennedy Center Opera House present murder in its most dramatic ...

Murder at the Opera

Margaret Truman, who knows where all the bodies are buried inside the Beltway, has written her most thrilling novel of suspense yet. Murder at the Opera features the popular crime-fighting couple Mac Smith and his wife, Annabel Reed-Smith, as they navigate the glitz, glamour, and grime that is Washington, D.C. 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 for 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.

The Metropolitan Opera Murders

New York: Simon & Schuster, 1944. Tillotson, Queena Marian. Murder in the Opera House. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1934. Written as Queena Mario. Truman, Margaret. Murder at the Library of Congress. New York: Random House, 1999.

The Metropolitan Opera Murders

When the prompter falls dead during the second act of Richard Wagner's Die Walküre during a matinee performance at the Metropolitan Opera, as one can imagine, it causes quite a stir, especially when it is discovered that the deceased, a one time world famous Heldentenor has been poisoned. The detective assigned to the case, Lt. Quentin, finds himself immersed in the back stage drama of professional opera. His task is made more difficult when he decides that it had really been the star soprano who had been the intended victim, and not the prompter. Will he be able to solve the case before there is another Metropolitan Opera Murder?

The Phantom of the Old Opera House

Murder ? ELLEN . Who'd be murdered ? BONITA . Who would do it ? BILLY . The murderer , silly . CORNELIUS . But who could that be ? PRESTON . The Phantom ! MISS APPLEGATE . ( Gasping ] You mean ? PRESTON . Exactly .

The Phantom of the Old Opera House


Death in the Sydney Opera House

A young woman turns up dead on Sydney's Bonga-Bonga Beach!

Death in the Sydney Opera House

A young woman turns up dead on Sydney's Bonga-Bonga Beach! There are a string of murders in the Sydney Opera House! Meanwhile Detective Chief Superintendent Bigfoot is trying to track down the murderer of Socrates, his brother, and he, Bigfoot falls in love with the charismatic Aurora. An utterly crazy, comic whodunit which leaves the reader asking - where will it all end? 'A quixotic and seriously fun whodunit that is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face but has the interesting ability to throw up a totally unexpected ending.'

Murder Wears a Mummer s Mask

Except for the trap door into the flume from the old cellar under the opera house. Until I saw that opening into the flume this afternoon, I confess I didn't see how you'd managed it. You didn't have to leave the building to kill her.

Murder Wears a Mummer s Mask

A private investigator’s Colorado vacation is cut short by gold miner’s murder in this classic Mike Shayne novel. Private inspector Mike Shayne and his young bride, Phyllis, have escaped Miami for a badly needed vacation, taking in a theatre festival in the picturesque mountains of Colorado. Once a year, this cozy little town is overrun by actors, playwrights, directors, and aficionados, all of whom are as interested in cocktail parties as they are in what happens onstage. After a tiring day, Mike and Phyllis are having drinks in the hotel bar when they hear a woman scream. Her name is Nora Carson, and she is visibly shaken. After ten long years, Nora believes she has just seen her father, an eccentric old prospector, standing right outside the hotel window. She chases after him, but by the time she reaches him, it is too late. Hours after making his big strike, Nora’s father is dead—and it’s up to Mike Shayne to discover who snuffed him out. Murder Wears a Mummer’s Mask is the 7th book in the Mike Shayne Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Murder Mayhem in Coeur d Alene and the Silver Valley

Sutherland knew that Pipkin had been assaulted before the murders and that the gun had been stolen from him. ... HOUSE. CIGAR. MURDERS. During a shoot-out at the opera house in Wallace on a cold November night in 1903, ...

Murder   Mayhem in Coeur d Alene and the Silver Valley

Murder & Mayhem in Coeur d'Alene and the Silver Valley uncovers pain and punishment in the panhandle Northern Idaho's natural beauty shrouds tales of gamblers, prostitutes and violent prospectors. Illegal gambling, excessive drinking and vicious disputes were commonplace from Coeur d'Alene to Kellogg. Bordellos lined the streets, and some tempted soldiers mysteriously never returned to Fort Sherman. Former Wallace Mayor Rossi shot a man in cold blood in front of numerous witnesses and was somehow found not guilty. One mining dispute led to the gruesome murder of Idaho's ex-Governor Steunenberg. Legendary Wyatt Earp lived in the valley, until he got caught claim jumping in Murray. Author Deb Cuyle exposes accounts of Coeur d'Alene and the Silver Valley's debauchery, secrets and sin.

Boris Karloff

SYNOPSIS : Years ago , Dr. Hohner , physician for the famous Continental Opera House , murdered the house's great star , Marcellina . He had loved her , but she did not return his affection and felt her career was more important .

Boris Karloff

This reference provides a comprehensive record of the life and career of Boris Karloff, and provides full documentation for his performances in film, stage, radio, and television.

Murder of Innocence

Lazar knew exactly who this man was from their engagement at the Opera House. Ford said nothing and kept perfectly still, engendering within Lazar a silent dread by such passive menace. Ford broke the silence of an uneasy several ...

Murder of Innocence

Summer 1914: a calamitous war has just begun in Europe, but just how close did celebrated detective Chief Superintendent Robert Ford come to changing history? Europe, Summer 1911 and Robert Ford, head of Londons Metropolitan Police Special Branch, is assigned on the Kings directions as personal protection officer to Prime-minister Herbert Henry Asquith. Ford has been chosen due to a series of assassinations of politicians attending gala events. No one knows who is conducting such a campaign, but it is suspected whoever it is their goal is clear; destabilize the old alliances and bring about war. Ford breaks the first lead in the case when he foils an assassin in Paris. However, Ford is discouraged from any investigation by cabinet Minister William Olivier who claims it has been the work of a lone gunman and no one else. Olivier is a member of the Intelligentsia whose intention is to destroy the current European order by war to further their own economic ends, with his conspirators they must find a new group to finance to bring about their ambitions. Enter Major Tankosic, deputy head of Serbian military intelligence, co-founder of Black Hand and sponsor of radicals Danilo Illic and Gavrilo Princip, founders of the Young Bosnians. Spring 1914. A member of Fords unit infiltrates the Intelligentsia as its founders butler. But, he is discovered by his employer Lord Charlton Boyd just as he gains one tantalizing piece of information for Special Branch. Before passing this intelligence on he disappears. Ford tries to convince Asquith to allow him leave from his London duties to break the case within the Austro-Hungarian Empire in Europe. Olivier has Asquiths ear and convinces him Ford has no place being involved in protection duties within a competing and hostile empire. However, Ford finds a way and travels to the heart of Balkans and eventually to the service of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. Time is ticking away and the conspirators are already in Sarajevo. They know the Heir Apparent is coming and his murder will be their catalyst to spark a revolution. Major Tankosic seems to always lag one step behind. How have these simple student boys had the money and wherewithal to move so easily around the country? June 1914, Ford certain about the conspiracy, cannot persuade the Archduke to take his personal safety seriously. Ford insists that he travel as protection officer with the Archduke or at least as his driver. His request is refused. Gavrilo Princip stands in wait. Soon Ford will discover a shocking truth about British military intelligence and the Sarajevo conspiracy.

Murder in Minnesota

By now it was 7:40 P.M. The Opera House curtain rose at 8:15 and Harry was nearly a mile from the home of Mabel Bartleson. He managed to reach her house before eight o'clock and was seen running down Henne-pin Avenue in order to do it.

Murder in Minnesota

This treasury of vintage crime offers a vivid picture of Minnesota from the time it achieved statehood in 1858 through 1917. It also traces the gradual changes in social attitudes from the days of frontier justice to the abolishment of capital punishment in 1911.

Royal Murders

Pieri had been spotted in the crowd waiting to see the Emperor and Empress, who were expected at the opera house to attend a gala performance in honour of a retiring Italian baritone. The programme was a mixed one – opera, ...

Royal Murders

This book examines the motives, means and consequences of the murders among members of Europe's ruling families over the last 1,000 years. Plucking true stories due to their historical significance and sheer intrigue, this book relates violent deaths amid royal splendour and the overthrow of tyrants by oppressed populations. Methods vary from sword and arrow, to bomb and bullet, to alleged witchcraft. Settings range from Russia to Portugal; British examples include the involvement Mary Queen of Scots may have had in her second husband's murder and a search for the facts behind Shakespeare's portrayal of the murderous usurpers Macbeth and Richard III. But in European history there has been no royal murder to rival Russia's Tsar Ivan the Terrible, a homicidal maniac resopnsible for thousands of deaths, whose dramatic killing sprees are examined here. Dulcie M Ashdown takes on a journey through the dark and tragic side of royal history: from Richard III through to the recent controversy surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Killing Me Softly

The performance of this Gilbert and Sullivan opera was to be at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco. Colin and I planned the sequences of the opera that we were to have recorded and filmed, so that it would begin as the opera ...

Killing Me Softly

Charles Fox has composed more than 100 motion picture and television scores, among them the themes of many iconic series, including Happy Days, Laverne & Shirley, Love, American Style, and Love Boat. In this memoir, Fox recounts his development as a musician, describing the cornerstone events of his musical and personal life. He reflects on the highlights of his career, working with some of the greatest names in entertainment, film, television, and records, including Jim Croce, Barry Manilow, Lena Horne, and Fred Astaire.

A Double Pointed Murder The Bait Stitch Cozy Mystery Series Book 3

“Like Sheriff Clump said, there was no proof that Harry had killed the women. He probably intended to go back to the opera house and burn it down after he mailed off the painting. He'd probably planned to claim that he'd tried to rescue ...

A Double Pointed Murder  The Bait   Stitch Cozy Mystery Series  Book 3

Double Pointed Knitting Needle Becomes Murder Weapon in the Cozy Mystery, A DOUBLE POINTED MURDER by Ann Yost --Red Jacket, Michigan, On the Keweenaw Peninsula-- When Cricket Koski, a barmaid from the Black Fly, is stabbed to death with a double-pointed knitting needle on New Year’s Eve and deposited in the bed of Lars Teljo, it's up to Hatti Lehtinen to exonerate her ex-brother-in-law. It’s not that Hatti, who runs a fishing-slash-knitting supply shop, is a trained detective. It’s just that Sheriff Clump considers his collar a slam dunk because an affair between Lars and Cricket three years earlier has made him vulnerable to blackmail. But there's a problem... Everyone in the tiny, Finnish-American town on the Keweenaw Peninsula has to wear more than one hat and, as acting president of the chamber of commerce, Hatti has to host a quintet of television personalities who arrive unexpectedly to film an Antiques Roadshow knockoff called What’s in Your Attic? What’s in the local attics are pieces of Nazi memorabilia from Finland’s World War II partnership with Hitler and when a letter disclosing the existence of a piece of Nazi artwork is discovered, all attention turns to trying to find the masterpiece. Hatti begins to suspect there’s a connection between the arrival of the newcomers and the death of Cricket Koski and after a second shocking murder, she is sure of it. The only question is, which one of them did it? And, since double-pointed needles are packaged in sets of four, does that mean there are two murders still to come? Publisher's Note: While you don’t need to be a knitter to enjoy this series, you just might pick up a fun and rewarding hobby in addition to enjoying a thoroughly delightful, clean and wholesome, mystery with a good dose of humor. Fans of Maggie Sefton, Ann Canadeo, Sally Goldenbaum and Mary Kruger will enjoy this fun mystery series set in the Finnish community of upper peninsula Michigan. The BAIT & STITCH SERIES: A Pattern for Murder A Double-Pointed Murder A Fair Isle Murder

Giallo Cinema and Its Folktale Roots

Betty's family, therefore, is her agent and the theatrical group of performers and managers at the opera. ... street by the murderer, and finally when followed through the crowded streets by the assassin as she walks to the opera house.

Giallo Cinema and Its Folktale Roots

The Italian giallo film genre--the equivalent of the American whodunit but incorporating extreme violence and sex--was based on popular British and American fiction of the 30s and 40s, adapted to the explicitly liberal filmmaking of 1970s and 1980s Europe. Seldom released in American theaters, these films were usually distributed as redacted bootlegs, awaiting digital technology to be restored to their original content and pristine visual form. This book analyzes the censored sex and violence of giallo films, finding in them an inherent beauty and tracing their literary antecedents to the elements of the fairy tale as described by Russian folklorist Vladimir Propp. Each chapter covers a film and its director, from 1962 to 1987. The author argues that despite their formulaic production and designation as "Euro-sleaze," these films are works of individuality and artistic virtue.

Anatomy of Murder

Wednesday and Saturday are when they do the singing there, at His Majesty's Opera House in Hay Market.' Mr Winter Harwood was very poised. 'You asked me to come here, Mr Crowther, and I have. It was not convenient, but I came.

Anatomy of Murder

'Makes you want to read every word...the plot is serpentine and satisfying, with enough false trails and distractions to create a genuine mystery'. Telegraph. The streets of London see the with rumour and conspiracy as the King's navy battles the French at sea. And while the banks of the Thames swarm with life, a body is dragged from its murky waters. In another part of town, where the air seems sweeter, the privileged enjoy a brighter world of complacent wealth and intoxicating celebrity. But as society revels in its pleasures, a darker plot is played out. Yet some are willing to look below the surface to the unsavoury depths. Mrs Harriet Westerman believes passionately in justice. Reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther is fascinated by the bones beneath the skin. Invited to seek the true nature of the dead man, they risk censure for an unnatural interest in murder. But when the safety of a nation is at stake, personal reputation must give way to the pursuit of reason and truth.

The Happy Harrow Murder Trilogy

Murder to Music - Murder in Marriage - Murdered Mothers B. F. Cayzer ... The opera house's great architect Garnier, who'd also designed the worldfamous Paris Opera House, provided a magnificent royal box for the reigning sovereign, ...

The Happy Harrow Murder Trilogy

Murder To Music Rick Harrow, a British racehorse trainer, and his Kentucky-born wife, Happy, are thrilled when twin opera stars, Fran and Carla Purcell, enter their yard. Shortly after the twins buy horses, Carla is murdered. Three more famous artists in the music world are murdered, as Happy hones her skills as a sleuth to find the serial killer, her quest taking her to Australia, Scotland and Monaco. Murder In Marriage Rick Harrow, now the father of three, and his wife, Happy, become embroiled in a double death, which the police cannot decide is a suicide/murder, or what? While working as a horse trainer and buyer in Miami, Rick had strayed from the marital bed while Happy gave birth to their third child. Rick has had a scorching affair with Lois Blair, a wanton wife from the central-Florida town of Sunblair. On Christmas morning, Lois's step-son arrives at the Harrow's rented Miami cottage, and accuses Rick of having murdered his father. Had Rick killed the Senior Blair, an eminent attorney and scion of the founders of Sunblair? Had he murdered Lois as a cover-up? Happy travels to the central-Florida horse country, to Disney World, and into a swamp area to do her sleuthing. Murdered Mothers Rick Harrow, who has come up in the world of valuable racehorses thanks to winning races, particularly one in Tokyo with his Kentucky-born wife Happy in the saddle, suffers through an excruciating experience in Miami before being thrust into the throes of a horrific series of murders in Kentucky. There, in what was the peaceful town of Honeyville, the Harrows are caught up in four murders by a serial killer who targets nursing mothers. Meanwhile, they attend the equine Olympic events in Hong Kong, travel to Dubai, where again a femme fatale enters their lives in the shape of Mafalda, an Egyptian seductress who veers from international playgirl to Muslim Fundamentalist. What readers are saying about this book: Bea Cayzer knows her horses. A great story - Pat Haig - wife of General Alexander Haig, Former U.S. Secretary of State Cayzer is expert in both developing characters and intriguing relationships. - Betty Stirling Woodcock, Psychotherapist, M.A., M.S.W., L.C.S. W. It Sizzles! - Mimi Duncan, Palm Beach Socialite Electrifying stories. - William Benson, sportsman and entrepreneur

Murder in Venice

An usher at the Opera House identified Giacomo Piccolo as loitering outside the building the night Maria was killed. 9. Giovanni Vecchia had always said that he would never marry anyone without money, sleep with them by all means but ...

Murder in Venice

If you love SOLVING MURDERS in different parts of the world and seeing some amazing photographs from places you have always wanted to visit you’re going to love Murder in Venice. Here’s how it works. A murder has been committed and a number of suspects are listed. You will learn twenty clues to help you decide who the real killer is. As well as the clues you can also decipher the answer by carefully searching each picture in this book. In each photograph of Venice you must find a letter. At the end of the book you have to work out who the killer is. By writing all the letters down that you have been given and rearranging them the killer’s name will be revealed. Warning this is addictive see how long it takes you to solve the murder. If you think you are up to the challenge then read on.

Killing Strangers

Even into the early twentieth century , it is striking just how many pre - 1914 assassination attempts occurred during trips to the opera or theatre : occasions on which the movements of elite figures could be anticipated with some ...

Killing Strangers

A bewildering feature of so much contemporary political violence is its stunning impersonality, with every city centre a potential shooting gallery; every metro system a potential bomb alley. Killing Strangers explores how acts of political violence have changed over time, becoming 'unchained' from inter-personal relationships.

Mind Bending Murder

"The guy you murdered?" Sigh. "I did not murder him." "Yeah. I mean, I'd seen him around. Mostly at Elrond's Comics and once or twice at The Opera House. I think Harold was giving him acting lessons or something like that.

Mind Bending Murder

From USA Today bestselling author Leslie Langtry comes the latest laugh-out-loud Merry Wrath adventure! Former CIA agent and current suburbanite Merry Wrath knows she’s having a bad day when she wakes up wearing someone else's clothes in a locked room with a dead body and a dozen copies of the book, Boats of the Midwest. It doesn’t help matters any when the police burst in and arrest her on the spot for the murder of a man she’s never heard of. With an unimpeachable witness placing her at the scene of the crime, her Girl Scout troop trying to bust her out of jail, and a sister-in-law who’s launched a one-woman campaign to send her to prison, Merry knows that this time she’s in trouble. And Merry finds it’s tough to clear your name when you’re being followed by a wannabe bounty hunter who’s chasing you down and dealing with a group of teenage druids who have just bought a hearse and an old church they call The Chapel of Despair. Added to her trouble are a couple of tattoo artists with a creepy fixation on Lance Armstrong, a witness who works at the Pump & Pawn pawnshop/gym, and most of the town of Bladdersly, Iowa. Can Merry solve this locked room mystery before she ends up locked in a cell? Merry Wrath Mysteries: Merit Badge Murder – book #1 Mint Cookie Murder – book #2 Scout Camp Mystery – short story in the "Killer Beach Reads" collection Marshmallow S'More Murder – book #3 Movie Night Murder – book #4 Mud Run Murder – book #5 Fishing Badge Murder – short story in the "Pushing Up Daisies" collection Motto for Murder – book #6 Map Skills Murder – book #7 Mean Girl Murder – book #8 Marriage Vow Murder – book #9 Mystery Night Murder – book #10 Meerkats and Murder– book #11 Make Believe Murder – book #12 Maltese Vulture Murder – book #13 Musket Ball Murder – book #14 Macho Man Murder – book #15 Mad Money Murder – book #16 Mind-Bending Murder – book #17 What critics are saying about Leslie Langtry's books: "I laughed so hard I cried on multiple occasions! Girl Scouts, the CIA, and the Yakuza... what could possibly go wrong?" ~ Fresh Fiction "Darkly funny and wildly over the top, this mystery answers the burning question, 'Do assassin skills and Girl Scout merit badges mix…?'" ~ RT BOOKreviews "Mixing a deadly sense of humor and plenty of sexy sizzle, Leslie Langtry creates a brilliantly original, laughter-rich mix of contemporary romance and suspense." ~ Chicago Tribune "Langtry gets the fun started from page one." ~ Publisher's Weekly

Crowther Westerman Omnibus Instruments of Darkness Anatomy of Murder Island of Bones

'May we conclude that Mr Fitzraven was murdered here? ... sections ofnewsprint Fitzravenhad decided to preserve were of a similarnature; advertisementsand reviews ofthe offerings of the opera house fromwinter 1778to thecurrent day.

Crowther   Westerman Omnibus  Instruments of Darkness  Anatomy of Murder  Island of Bones

Book 1: INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS In the year 1780, Harriet Westerman, the unconventional mistress of a country house in Sussex, finds a dead man on her grounds with a ring bearing the crest of the nearby Thornleigh Hall in his pocket. With the help of a reclusive local anatomist, Gabriel Crowther, Harriet resolves to find the murderer. Book 2: ANATOMY OF MURDER London, 1781. Harriet Westerman anxiously awaits news of her husband, a ship's captain who has been gravely injured in the king's naval battles with France. As London's streets seethe with rumour, a body is dragged from the murky waters of the Thames. Book 3: ISLAND OF BONES Cumbria, 1783. The tomb of the first Earl of Greta should have lain undisturbed on its island of bones for three hundred years.When idle curiosity opens the stone lid, however, inside is one body too many.

The Scott Drayco Series Books 1 3

Squier had done the same thing with the key to the Opera House. “Whoever murdered Oakley could have stolen his key and waltzed right in, Reece.” Reece wrinkled his forehead in alarm. “I planned on having the locks changed, ...

The Scott Drayco Series  Books 1 3

Heart Tugging Mystery & Thrilling Suspense​ Scott Drayco isn’t a typical detective: a former concert pianist, he turned to law enforcement after a violent attack put an end to his music career. His unusual background, eidetic memory, and chromesthesia—a form of synesthesia where he "sees" all sounds as colors, shapes, and textures—give him unique insights into twisty cases others don't want to touch. Book in this series have been a finalist for the Shamus, Silver Falchion, Daphne, and Foreword Review Awards "Lawson's protagonist is greatly compelling." - Publishers Weekly Book Prize "Worth putting on your reading list."- Library Journal ​"I fell in love with the main character and found myself cheering him on to solve each mystery." - 5-star review ​"So good, I read it twice from beginning to end." - 5 star review Read the first three books in the Scott Drayco mystery series—60% off the print price!