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Murder in A-Major (Inspector Hermann Preiss Mystery #1)

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  36 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Take one of the crowning musical geniuses of mid-nineteenth century Europe; surround him with enemies, some of whom are fiercely jealous of his talent, others in love with his beautiful wife (a musical genius in her own right); add several scoundrels including a seller of stolen jewels and a kleptomaniac music critic who ends up murdered under highly mysterious circumstanc ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Napoleon and Co. (first published 2008)
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When we read about a famous person we often don't pay attention to the other people around at the same time. In this first mystery Morley Torgov manages to bring together both Schumanns, Clara's father, Johannes Brahms, and Franz Liszt. The thought of all those musicians in one room is overwhelming, but when you add in Robert's hearing problem and fears and a request for police investigation things become interesting. I'm not sure how I feel about the author's solution to the murder that happens ...more
Aug 26, 2015 Deane rated it really liked it
Found this a fun read....takes place in 1850's and involves such famous musicians as Brahms and Liszt giving us a different insight into these people. Also involves the beginning of treating mental illness as an illness. There are also many lines that made me chuckle....a very light read but some very interesting insights.
C'était une lecture sympathique. J'ai aimé suivre Preiss dans la résolution de cette affaire. La fin est assez surprenante.
Cependant à part Helena et Preiss je n'ai pas trouvé les personnages attachants.
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Too lazy to write anything other than if you're a classical music lover, READ THIS NOW. And even if you're not, it's a great book!
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Morley Torgov BA, LLB, DLitt is a Canadian novelist, humorist and lawyer. He remains a partner in the Toronto-based legal firm Olch, Torgov, Cohen LLP.

He studied law in Toronto at Osgoode Hall, formally becoming a lawyer in 1954. Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree in 1990.

The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick was a 1988 film based on his 198
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