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The Fourth String

(Alistair Fitzjohn #7)

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“The Claremont”, an outdated, run-down apartment building, is thrown into turmoil when its latest and most celebrated resident, Crispin Fairchild, conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, is found murdered.

His eccentric neighbours and members of the orchestra appear saddened by his death but are they? Is one of them his killer? These are questions Detective Chief Insp
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Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published December 18th 2017 by J. Henderson
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Steven Moore
May 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all mystery lovers
Recommended to Steven by: no one
When Crispin Fitzgerald, new conductor of the Sydney Symphony, is brutally murdered, DCI Alistair Fitzjohn is called back from leave to take charge of the case. He finds a crowd of persons of interest: all of Fitzgerald’s condo building, quite an artsy group.
We get a peek into book signings and other author woes, the stolen art trade, apartments used for violin practice, sculpting, and vocal lessons as the building’s inhabitants go about their businesses under the watchful eyes of the police. Oh
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Carl
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Want a comfortable yet engaging mystery? Then I would suggest you try Jill Patterson’s Inspector Fitzjohn series. Author Paterson has put together an interesting story, a good, straightforward plot with plausible, interesting and well-developed characters. “The Fourth String” is one of those murder mysteries that you can't guess whodunit ~ but it sure was fun trying!

“The Claremont,” an older, opulent yet slightly run-down apartment building, is thrown into turmoil when its resident Crispin Fairc
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M
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Quick and Fun Read


Author Jill Paterson is my go-to author when I want a comfortable and fun cozy. As usual, this book has a good, straightforward plot with well-developed characters I enjoy spending time with. Happily, this time the most aggravating police character in this series is actually there for only a few scattered paragraphs. I also smile a lot when reading about Inspector Fitzjohn’s turf (sometimes literally) wars with his oddball neighbor. I enjoy this series’ stand-alone books, be
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Ellen White
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The apartment building was a run down building, while Crispin had refurbish his lavishly. Conductor of the symphony has been murdered, a position he has only held for six months. Detective Fitzjohn has been recalled from his vacation. The motive of the others living in the apartment building were many. Crispin wanted one to move her singing students elsewhere. While others didn’t like him practicing his violin at any hour. Then seeing them broke, if they had gone with the security system Crispin ...more
N Fuller
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love the multiple mini mysteries that accompany the murder mystery

When I started this series my friend said to be sure to read them order. I am so glad I did. Not only are the mysteries very good the characters have become friends. I am a bit sad I will now start the
Last one. 😞
Liz Etnyre
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another really good little mystery. They just keep getting a bit better...or maybe I'm just more 'invested' in the recurring characters...Either way, a lovely read. This is the last one in the series so far...I hope it's not THE last one! ...more
Doreen
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Terrific!

DCI Fitzjohn is careful, methodical,and able to think outside the box in solving murders. A clever plot with lots of suspects and many confusing clues provide an entertaining and enjoyable cozy mystery! Great fun.
Terri Moore
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great Series enjoyed all the books

Enjoyed hope more are coming. Really li led the characters and hope more stories are coming with them all to enjoy
Scott aka Prison Preacher
Again a good read

Despite several predictable outcomes on subplots, though I was wrong on my guess as the killer, it was another enjoyable read.
Mrs L R Gibbons
Dec 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great story from Jill Paterson

I have enjoyed everyone of the Fitzjohn mysteries. I bought it on the 18th and just finished reading it. Cannot wait for the next book.
David Orbin
Another good Read from Jill Paterson. Great characters good mystery.
Barbara Keig
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fun read

I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. The Fourth String is one of those murder mysteries that you can't guess whodunit! Enjoy!
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Jill Paterson is best known for her popular Fitzjohn Mystery Series. Set in the city of Sydney and its environs, it features DCI Alistair Fitzjohn. A police officer of the old guard, Fitzjohn's methodical, painstaking methods are viewed by some as archaic. Nevertheless, over the years, they have brought him success as well as the respect of all but one of his colleagues; Chief Superintendent Grieg ...more

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