Music to Die For

He was also furious to discover that the two persons present hadn't just put up their music stands, and tuned their instruments, ready for his instruction. Instead, he found Vanessa Palfreyman, bow discarded, plucking away at her double ...

Author: Andrea Frazer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781783751532

Category: Humor

Page: 200

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The last three Musical Directors of 'The Dalziels' had left them high and dry by moving to France. Their next one was to make the 'ultimate move' by getting himself murdered! The village band in Swinbury Abbot has jogged along quite happily for nigh on a decade. Band practices are free and easy affairs, the music never commencing until after a rather lavish meal with wine, followed by more wine, and then maybe running through a piece or two, just for form's sake. Until the vicar turns up with a new musical director, who plays quite a different tune? For the newcomer's ideas of what a band?s routine should consist of are completely at odds with the musicians? current practices. His clashes with the various band members cause enormous resentment, and, in one of them, a hatred strong enough to provoke murder! Into this welter of negative emotions, Detective Inspector Falconer and Detective Sergeant Carmichael of the Market Darley CID arrive, determined to get to the bottom of things and bring the killer to justice, while simultaneously dealing with their own domestic problems. But the musical mayhem???and the murderousness??? doesn't stop there?

To Die For

Has Maggie been here for a while?” “She started a couple of months ago and made an immediate impression. But she was always a singer. She studied music at the university when she was younger and kept it up, singing in choirs and other ...

Author: Joyce Slobogian

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462825397

Category: Fiction

Page: 132

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Eighteen-year-old Nina has gone missing, and her mother, Maggie, is desperate. She begs her friend Connie to search for her daughter, although Connie has no expertise in detective work. She reluctantly agrees to do what she can, but when it’s clear that Nina was abducted, it becomes a police investigation. Sergeant Bowering and Constable Fielding of the Brandon Police Service soon discover a number of suspects in the case, but proof is missing, and the clues are getting more confusing every day. Meanwhile, there is no sign of Nina anywhere. Should Connie stay out of it, as she is advised to do? But she made a promise to her friend; and she won’t break her word, even when it becomes clear that by persisting in her quest, she puts herself in danger.

Antiques To Die For

The music from the windupgramophone was the ideal accompaniment and everyone was handsome intheevening twilight. They had come togetherand fallen undera spell wovenby the setting, a place that envelopedthem in arural beauty ...

Author: P. L. Hartman

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 9781631350641

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

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“Sixteen dealers, sixteen keys. What a nightmare!” exclaimed the detective. A body has been discovered in a blanket chest at Cider Run Antiques. Could there be a murderer among the dealers at the popular and picturesque shop? Marv, retired history professor and founding partner, doesn’t think so, even though these are people with strong passions about antiques – and occasionally each other. Things had gone so well the first two years, the historic 18th-century stone building a perfect backdrop to showcase antiques. Everyone was enthusiastic, antiques-savvy, and caught up in their new venture. The shop was a stunning success. Yet there must have been something beneath the surface of high-spirited banter and good times, something unseen that would culminate in tragedy. The dealers decide to hold a marathon talk session to help solve the murder, but will the answer destroy Cider Run? Antiques To Die For is both a mystery and a glimpse into the dynamics of a thriving antiques business. Set in the Appalachians of central Pennsylvania, the story combines history, antiques lore, lively shop interplay, and collectors’ obsessions to tell its tale.

A Song to Die For

He wondered ifheshould have gone to college instead of Nashville. That would havekept him outof the war. He wondered ifit was nowtoolate for both—college or Music Row. How woulda war vet be accepted on campus? Buthedidn't see himself ...

Author: Mike Blakely

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 9781429944892

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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A Song to Die For -- a rousing tale mixing love, music, and mystery from Spur Award–winning author Mike Blakely. It's 1975 and guitarist and singer/songwriter Creed Mason hopes to ride the new wave of Texas-style, Austin-based country music all the way back to the big time. A one-hit wonder whose Nashville career was cut short by a trip to Vietnam, Creed is desperate to get back into the business. His break arrives when a country legend, Luster Burnett, comes out of a fifteen-year retirement for one last album and tour in order to pay off a huge debt to the I.R.S. As Luster's new guitarist and band manager, Creed jumps at the chance of a lifetime. Rosa Martini, a beautiful young mob princess from Las Vegas, is found dead just outside of Austin. Texas Ranger Captain Hooley Johnson looks into the case, only to find a second young woman murdered—a friend of Rosa's. To complicate things, Rosa's adoptive brother, mob hit man Franco Martini, is spotted nosing around Austin in the wake of the murders. Soon it appears to Johnson, and to Creed, that the mob-related murders and the band are somehow connected. When the band wins an unexpected booking at the biggest casino in Vegas, Creed begins to wonder what kind of contract his band is being set up for—a major-label recording deal, or a mob hit? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Distraction to Die For

Music still played softly in the background. It had changed to a synthesized nature music that was soothing. This particular piece always made me a little sleepy, and I hated that it was just starting as I was starting a treatment.

Author: Bonnie Elizabeth

Publisher: My Big Fat Orange Cat Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 216


Accidents happen. Some Accidents are Planned. A deadly car accident sends acupuncturist and sometime detective Ash Jericho on a mission to find the person responsible. Searching for answers, Ash only finds more questions. As she begins to uncover the real story, it appears it's bigger than she could ever have dreamed, putting her in the crosshairs of a killer. A Distraction to Die for is the third novel in the Ash Jericho mystery series.

To Die for Germany

Schlageter , ” he said , “ did not die for the Republic or the monarchy , or for any political system - he died for his Fatherland . ... 67 During the years of the Kampfzeit , Schlageter became a popular subject of heroic music .

Author: Jay W. Baird

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253207576

Category: History

Page: 356

View: 206


Baird (history, Miami U., Ohio) illuminates the political culture of the Third Reich by focusing on the regime's fascination with motifs of death. He traces the development of Nazi propaganda from the fields of Flanders in 1914 to the cult of death created by Hitler, Goebbels, and others during World War II. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

A Dish to Die for

And that is exactly why we all wanted to hold the celebration right here.” She smiled warmly at the family. “Today there will be speakers and music from members of the Southernmost Chamber Music Society. After that, we welcome you to ...

Author: Lucy Burdette

Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

ISBN: 9781639100736

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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National bestselling author Lucy Burdette returns to Key West for another delectable dish of secrets, intrigue, and murder. Peace and quiet are hard to find in bustling Key West, so Hayley Snow, food critic for Key Zest magazine, is taking the afternoon off for a tranquil lunch with a friend outside of town. As they are enjoying the wild beach and the lunch, she realizes that her husband Nathan’s dog, Ziggy, has disappeared. She follows his barking, to find him furiously digging at a shallow grave with a man’s body in it. Davis Jager, a local birdwatcher, identifies him as GG Garcia, a rabble-rousing Key West local and developer. Garcia was famous for over-development on the fragile Keys, womanizing, and refusing to follow city rules—so it’s no wonder he had a few enemies. When Davis is attacked in the parking lot of a local restaurant after talking to Hayley and her dear friend, the octogenarian Miss Gloria, Hayley is slowly but surely drawn into the case. Hayley’s mother, Janet, has been hired to cater GG’s memorial service reception at the local Woman’s Club, using recipes from their vintage Key West cookbook—and Hayley and Miss Gloria sign on to work with her, hoping to cook up some clues by observing the mourners. But the real clues appear when Hayley begins to study the old cookbook, as whispers of old secrets come to life, dragging the past into the present—with murderous results.

A Journey to Die for

There were a few things in a bag they were able to retrieve from the accident but everything was badly burned. ... The radio on the ledge had been playing oldies music that recalled many happy days with Carolyn and listening to the ...

Author: Bea Fogelman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781583488447

Category: Fiction

Page: 186

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A nuclear waste truck has an accident, killing a woman and her two children in the middle of the desert in California. It is only the beginning of an investigation by Detective Lt. Major Culpepper, a small town cop, who finds himself within a circle of intrigue and murder that follows him to Washington D.C., New York and Las Vegas, Nevada.

Antiques to Die For

Everything was out of my control, from Ty's new work schedule to Paige's sadness to my secret admirer's intentions. ... I insisted, telling her that she could sit in my office and read or listen to music to her heart's content, ...

Author: Jane K. Cleland

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429936941

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Since Josie Prescott left a high-paying job in New York to set up shop as an antiques appraiser on the rugged New Hampshire coast, her life has not gone exactly according to plan. In many ways, it's gone better: She has a booming business, good friends and neighbors, and even a promising romance. But dead bodies do seem to keep crossing her path. And now her friend Rosalie has been killed just hours after confiding a secret to Josie, leaving a bereaved twelve-year-old sister, Paige, who reminds Josie of herself when her mother died. It turns out that Rosalie had other secrets too: a mysterious treasure she told her sister she was leaving behind—and a secret admirer who now seems to be turning his creepy attention to Josie! As Josie races to solve the crime while helping Paige and trying to keep her business afloat, Jane K. Cleland brings us an irresistible new blend of coziness, crime, and collectibles.

Faith to Die for

Hope, launched like a Ping-Pong ball from a Chinese paddle, created a rhythmic hope of return, of victory, ... Music would be heard from their parks and playgrounds, and people from all nations would gather there for great banquets.

Author: Mark Geppert

Publisher: Whitaker House

ISBN: 9781603748926

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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“He stood and looked at us. The weapon was hot and heavy in his hand as he lowered the barrel toward us. His face was streaked with sweat and dirt; his eyes were filled with the horrors of combat. He stared at me and said, ‘Are you Mr. Mark?’” How can you face death squarely while experiencing an absolute absence of fear? You can if you have hope. You can if you have traveled from Guatemala to Kiev to Beijing and seen God restoring hope in the midst of hopeless situations. Recounting his journey from captivity in Aceh, Indonesia, to freedom, Mark Geppert reveals the reality of knowing a God who never fails us or forsakes us. Mark’s incredible testimony is one of belief, action, purpose, and a step-by-step growth of faith.