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FireSong (LeGarde Mystery #4)

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What would you do if your country church was hit by a rogue tornado during services? What if wild winds unearthed the bones of a missing parishioner in a nearby wheat field? Now add the discovery of heroin in your elderly minister's bloodstream.The Genesee Valley is in chaos. A new batch of drugs is on the street, endangering local students. The local salt mine collapses d ...more
Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Twilight Times
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Glenda Bixler
May 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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FireSong:


A Gus LeGarde Mystery

By Aaron Paul Lazar


Once again Gus LeGarde welcomes us into his home. And while he's shucking corn and shelling peas, preparing enough dinner that we just know we'll be invited, we sit back and begin to feel comfortable with this man who has surrounded himself with family, including his new wife, Camille. As I was thinking about writing my review, I had an interesting vision--of what had taken place in that home since the last novel!

Sure, life went on as usual for h
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Magdalena
There’s a lovely intimacy about Aaron Lazar’s writing. You feel as if you’ve been invited in to somewhere warm and comfortable. Perhaps it’s because there’s so much integrity in his protagonists. Gus LeGarde in particular is, without fail, a good guy. He’s mild-mannered, considerate, and above all generous; opening his home, his garden and his assistance to whomever might need it. It’s hard not to be drawn to Gus, which is probably why Lazar is now on his fifth instalment, with many more in the ...more
Mayra
Apr 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
FireSong is the fifth instalment in the Gus LeGarde mystery series and talented author Aaron Paul Lazar doesn’t disappoint, hooking readers right from the beginning and keeping them turning pages with a series of unexpected twists and turns.

Our amateur sleuth, Gus LeGarde, lives in the small town of East Goodland in the heart of the beautiful Genesee Valley, and works as a music professor at the local college. Except for the occasional mystery, he lives a quiet, happy life, surrounding himself w
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Sheila
Aaron Paul Lazar’s Gus LeGarde Mysteries just keep getting better. The events of Firesong take place in the beautiful countryside of New York State during a long hot summer, and the author’s writing is as enthralling and evocative when he describes the scents and sounds of the shimmering heat as when he draws the reader into earth-shattering danger.

The protagonist, Gus LeGarde, is a music professor. Told in first person, his stories are built from musical words and a sense of timing and pace tha
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Once Upon a Twilight
Apr 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
When I began reading this book and the first couple of pages were based in a church, I was about to put the book down because I do not like reading books that are religious. I have my own opinions about the subject and do not care to read about other peoples opinions. However, I gave this book my 100 page test, and I’m glad I did. Although it’s based in a church it has nothing to do with religion like I expected. It was mysterious, warming and with plenty of action. This is the first book I have ...more
Jennifer Monzon
May 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
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When I began reading this book and the first couple of pages were based in a church, I was about to put the book down because I do not like reading books that are religious. I have my own opinions about the subject and do not care to read about other peoples opinions. However, I gave this book my 100 page test, and I’m glad I did. Although it’s based in a church it has nothing to do with religion like I expected. It was mysterious, warming and with plenty of action. This is the first book I hav ...more
Literary Wonders
May 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Date: 5/3/11
Title: FireSong
Author: Aaron Paul Lazar
ISBN 10:
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ASIN: B004VF698W/Kindle Edtion
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Pages: 287
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Cover: ARC e-book
Reviewer: Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant – Literary Wonders!
Rating: 5 Stars

The fifth installment of the Gus LeGArde Mystery series, FireSong by Aaron Paul Lazar, is a great mystery title. After reading FireSong, I hate that I hadn’t read the first four books in the series: Double Forte’, Updated, Tremolo: Cry of the Loon and Mazurka.

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Orbs n Rings
May 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful and captivating , Aaron a genius who possesses the true gift of intriguing expressions.

As a first time reader of LeGarde Mysteries I was very excited to read FIRESONG. I can tell you I was my interest was immediately drawn in the first couple pages and I was hooked. Aaron shares deep emotion in his writing and his unique characters are brought to life right before your eyes. The story takes place in the Genesee Valley a countryside in upstate New York. It's sheer beauty comes alive and
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Joan Hovey
Sep 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing



Firesong - Reviewed by Joan Hall Hovey

The thing I loved most about Firesong, aside from the exciting and gripping story itself, which opens with a terrifying tornado that traps the minister and his flock in their country church, is the author’s voice. His very soul comes through his characters. You just know that Gus LeGarde is much like the author himself, with a love of family and community, a reverence for nature and God. And a passion for justice. I love this author and I love Gus LeGarde.
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M.M. Hudson
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tbr-pile
I really enjoyed this book. It was a nice step-away from the books I usually read and review.
The author painted a lovely scene of the Genesee Valley and its people. The way he pictured it you wanted to step right in and meet all of these interesting characters. In fact, I would have loved to been invited over to Gus's house for one of his Sunday dinners.

The things that happen to this family and neighbors is quite over the top for one Summer but even so, it could happen, just not likely in this a
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Karen
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
FIRE SONG AARON PAUL LAZAR
In this the last story in the LEGARDE OMNIBUS Gus and company face the forces of nature, drug smugglers, escaped convicts as the secrets of the past come to the surface.
One again the author has woven a tightly bound tale of suspense while reintroducing us to some very likeable characters. We root for our heroes to overcome storms, and other natural disasters while protecting their loved ones.
I was once again engrossed in the story from start to finish and recommend it
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The Pen & Muse
Jun 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Lazar is a true artist with FireSong. If you love mystery then you are sure to love, the LeGarde Mysteries by Lazar. FireSong is the firth installment into the series so be sure to read them all. The story follows that of sleuth Gus LeGarde from the Genesee Valley which is in chaos and he must save it. Too much is going on to be ignored. Lazar shares deep emotion in his writing and his unique characters that come to life right before you. His descriptions and his crafting of characters are beaut ...more
Joan Young
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the two plots woven together in this book- a tale of the underground railroad, and a denouement in a modern underground salt mine. I suspect this appeals to me so much because as I child I was fascinated by both of these- the strong desire of slaves to be free, and caverns of any kind. Some people might think the scenes in the salt mines are a bit far fetched, but I grew up not far from them, and they are very real and certainly a perfect setting for scenes of this book. Lazar continues ...more
Arlene Pineleaf
Jan 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Aaron has the ability to make your feel like you are part of his stories, I have read a few of Aarons books, FireSong is by far my favorite. I would rate this story as good as any history or classic novel, such as "Gone with the Wind" for me, but not as long. Thank you Aaron for filling me with all the emotions one can feel when reading a book, and even an emotion that has no name. Your fantastic descriptive skills just amaze me. Looking forward to the next. If I could rate this book at a 8-9 I ...more
Marsha
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
FireSong by Aaron Paul Lazar is another win for one of my favorite authors. This episode of the Gus LeGarde Mysteries begins with a terrifying tornado that becomes a mysterious adventure containing drug dealers, prison escapes, and the discovery of an underground railroad connection. As usual, Lazar paints a complete picture of the characters including all aspects of their daily lives. I love this series and I love this author.
Dorothy James
Apr 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable read. Now reading a couple more Lazars.
Marsha
Feb 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Well, of course I have read it before. But, as with all books by Aaron Paul Lazar, I jumped at the chance to reread this. FireSong is a marvelous mystery, terrifying from the very first page. I love these characters and enjoy being a part of their lives. It was fun to go back to book 4 (there are now 11 LeGarde mysteries) and plug in the pieces that I have remembered and learned since. A parade of memories, really. Lazar's focus on the every day details and emotions in the lives of these charact ...more
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Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. A bestselling Kindle author of 25 books, including three addictive mystery series, writing books, a romantic suspense series, and a new love story series, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at ...more
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Other Books in the Series

LeGarde Mystery (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Double Forté (LeGarde Mysteries, #1)
  • Upstaged
  • Tremolo: Cry of the Loon
  • Mazurka
  • Don't Let the Wind Catch You
  • The Liar's Gallery (LeGarde Mysteries #7)
  • Spirit Me Away (LeGarde Mysteries #8)
  • Under the Ice (LeGarde Mystery #9)
  • Lady Blues: Forget-Me-Not  (LeGarde Mystery #10)
  • Voodoo Summer (LeGarde Mysteries Book 11)

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