Broken Harmony
Roz Southey
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Broken Harmony (Charles Patterson #1)

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The 18th century - a different world . . . brBut theft, blackmail and murder never change . . . brIn Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the 1730s, life is not easy for an impoverished musician.brFor Charles Patterson, violinist, harpsichord player, composer and would-be church organist, it's about to get a whole lot harder.brFirst he is accused of stealing a valuable book. Then a cher...more
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Published April 30th 2010 by Creative Content Ltd (first published April 5th 2007)
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Geranium Cat
This is a bit of an oddity, but none the worse for that. It's a mystery set in the 1730s in Newcastle, written by a musicologist, so you can be assured that the occupation of the main characters is going to be convincing. Charles Patterson is a harpsichord player (though he's proficient on other instruments too) who aspires to lead the city's small chamber orchestra, a position he thinks should be his by right. However, Patterson has an arch rival, first violin Henri Le Sac, and it is he who lea...more
Diana Sandberg
Another disappointment. I didn’t dislike the character and most of the 1735 setting, but the spirits and the woo-woo travelling between worlds were just dumb. The explanation of how the villain managed to live in both worlds was unsatisfactory to say the least. Bah.

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Roz Southey is a novelist and musicologist living in the north-east of England. She is the author of the Charles Patterson mysteries, a series of detective novels set in Newcastle upon Tyne and published by Creme de la Crime (now an imprint of Severn House); the fifth novel in the series will be published in March 2011. Her short stories have won a number of competitions; one was published in The...more
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