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Substitute Soloist

(Andy Veracruz Mystery #4)

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A reckless concertmaster, a determined conductor, and a priceless violin turn Andy Veracruz into a substitute soloist. Desperate to keep his new music job, mariachi violinist Andy agrees to chase after a runaway concertmaster accused of murder. He poses as a soloist, but what happens when the other musicians realize he's a fraud?
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published April 28th 2019 by Aakenbaaken & Kent
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Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
Apr 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Getting accepted into an orchestra isn’t easy, and Andy knew it.

Andy did get accepted, but it seems like it was doomed from the beginning.

He had to stand in and do solos when the concertmaster, Liza, abruptly left, when she couldn't be found, and when she was thought to have murdered a board member.

He also catches the orchestra leader as his podium crashes to the ground. What is going on?

The worst thing is that Andy is asked by Moraes the orchestra leader to go to the Netherlands and look for th
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Kathy
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
D.R. Ransdell continues to deliver an action-packed mystery with all the elements I look for in an entertaining read—tension, humor and education—this time about the world of the professional orchestra.
Her main character, Andy Veracruz, is once again entangled in trouble, mostly due to his good heart. Frustrated in his attempt to find a gig as a mariachi violinist, Andy gets a position as a violinist for the symphony orchestra. When the orchestra’s emotional and headstrong concertmistress goes
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Alisha Nichols
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Jennie Rosenblum
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read this whole series, and while the first three were closer to a Cozy, this book is solidly in the Mystery genre.

The author has added a lot of depth to not only the main character, Andy but also to the story. The reader is given enriched backgrounds and moments of surprise in the way they present character reactions. This was a nice enhancement to what I think is already a great series.
Sandra Besso
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Substitute Soloist is the fourth book in the Andy Veracruz series. Following Andy’s adventures makes for an entertaining way to spend your time whether on a beach or curled up in front of a roaring fire. The reader follows Andy from Tucson to Lyon to Deft to San Luis Potosí as he follows Moraes, his orchestra leader, at times trying to fill in for his boss, a task way above his pay grade. A bizarre woman, a whimsical conductor, a jealous girlfriend, a mysterious murder are just a few of the prob ...more
Trish
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this mystery! Andy was a great main character and I loved learning about his time in the Tucson orchestra, among others. This was the first book of this series that I have read and now I plan to go back and start at the beginning! You can read my official review at https://forums.onlinebookclub.org/vie.... ...more
Kate
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Review to follow. It is cold and snowing here and my brain has turned to molasses.
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D.R. Ransdell performs in a mariachi band where zealous customers, scheming musicians, and jealous spouses provide countless plots for the Andy Veracruz Mysteries. She also writes travel-themed fiction about the Campanello sisters. Her musical memoir is a tell-all about how she learned to play mariachi music. Yes, the names were changed to protect the guilty!

D.R. resides in Tucson with four feline
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