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The Diva's Fool

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  3 reviews
On the night of her final performance, Opera Diva Carmen Dellamorte, famous for her passion of Tarot cards, staggers onto the Chicago Lyric Opera House stage and dies. Is it the curse of Macbeth or a malevolent plot to dethrone the queen? Alexandria Vilkas, Chicago reporter, does more than write the supernatural. She peeks behind the viel of death to investigate murders of ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Echelon Press Publishing
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Feb 19, 2008 nimrodiel rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys a good mystery and ghostly paranormal events
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Alexandria Vilkas, a reporter for the Chicago based Gypsy magazine, is interviewing world renowned opera singer Carmen Dellamorte about her passion for tarot cards. During the interview, Carmen’s understudy in a moment of anger utters the name of the opera, Macbeth. This is taboo in the operatic circles, as it is considered a part of a 400 year old curse in which if the name of the opera is uttered out loud while in production a cast member will die. After a stunning final performance, Carmen st ...more
I must say. When I fist picked up this book I went back and forth with it. Reading the first pages. Picking up another book. Then going back and re-reading. As I do with many books that don't grasp ms from the start. What I ended up finding was an excellent and colorful world (thanks to the more than descriptive vocabulary) and a thrilling mystery. This book proved that I have a curious side and ought to pick up mysteries more often. I also loved the array of personas that were dramatic and real ...more
This is the second novel for this author. Aside from the occasional plot overreach, I was pretty well engaged throughout the book, enough that I'm going to see if I can track down her first book (the two begin what could be a very long series of mysteries revolving around the tarot). Not a bad beach read.
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