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Deadly Adagio

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  9 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Was the murder of the Peace Corps Director's wife in Senegal just random anti-American violence, as the official investigative team seems to think? Emily, the feisty wife of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, suspects it may have been something else. She ignores everyone's warnings that she's putting her life in danger to find out. But it turns out they're right.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 23rd 2013 by Second Wind Publishing LLC
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Carrie Knowles
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Carole Howard’s carefully woven mystery of a murder, Deadly Adagio, takes us deep into the complex world of diplomacy in Dakar, Senegal. Emily, the tag-along wife of a diplomat finds herself stepping into a dark world of murder and cultural clashes when her best friend, Margaret is found murdered. Howard’s story will educate you on the murky boundaries of diplomacy and why cultural practices and differences can easily ignite tension and muddy the waters of who done it and why.
Deadly Adagio is a
Gretchen Gibbs
Sep 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved it! It had all the things I want in a mystery. An exotic setting, with the sights and sounds of Senegal laid out before us. The Peace Corps, and some socio-political relevance. A heroine I loved, and other characters who felt real. Lots of suspense and conflict, and a surprise ending!
Mickey Hoffman
Sep 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Although I know almost nothing about music and the country where this book is set, I found it easy to get into the story. The characters are interesting and believable and the mystery is solid.
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
In Senegal's tightly closed world of embassy employees and Peace Corp volunteers, the wives (or occasional husbands) struggle for identity and strive to fill the endless days of being defined by "other." Emily is one such wife, a musician playing in a volunteer orchestra, a mother, and a woman with few friends in her foreign world. When one of those friends is murdered, Emily could quietly accept that the men will solve the crime, or she could follow her heart and look for answers.

Emily makes a
Maribeth Shanley
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Don’t underestimate this author as, in true adagio fashion, she soothes your mind with her characters.

As quickly as your mind begins to drift into sweet repose, the author jolts you to life as she garrotes you just as the character Margaret is garroted into permanent rest with a violin string. Suddenly all your senses are wide awake and you find yourself in the middle of a perfect storm. Ms. Howard commands you to sit down, shut up and pay attention as she rubs your face and mind in African trad
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In addition to her latest book, a travel memoir, Carole Howard has published short fiction, personal essays, a walking guide to Paris, and two novels.

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