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Requiem in Vienna by J. Sydney Jones
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Sep 03, 2012

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This is the second Viennese mystery by Jones to feature Advokat Karl Werthern. As with the first book in the series, The Empty Mirror, I enjoyed the characters and their interactions very much. However, in this installment, the case is pretty far-fetched and contrived. It appears that someone wants to kill Gustav Mahler the genius composer and conductor of the Viennese Opera. Werthern is again helped by Hans Gross, and I felt they were too credulous here. They fell for every possible red herring the criminal threw at them. That said, I did guess wrong about who was guilty, so perhaps I would have done no better had I been the sleuth. A good, high-tension ending brings the book to a successful conclusion.

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