Venice, 1745. Tito, no longer able to sing, is now staging operas under Maestro Torani's direction. But their beloved Teatro San Marco is in trouble--subscribers are flocking to a rival theater and the Senate is threatening to withdraw its sponsorship. Torani charges Tito with finding an extraordinary opera to lure the audience back. Who would have thought that a second-rate composer would provide just that. Or did he? The music is so beautiful that people begin to speculate that the great Vivaldi himself, dead these past four years, is the actual composer. And then there's the matter of the lead singer. The imported castrato possesses the perfect soprano voice--too perfect, in fact. Is Angeletto all that he appears to be?
Soon Tito is worried about more than the competition between theaters. Maestro Torani's murder thrusts him into the role of company savior, sleuth, and suspect!
Take a look at the entire series on my TITO AMATO BOOKS page. And also take a moment to get to know FACE OF THE ENEMY. Co-authored with Joanne Dobson, FACE follows an unlikely trio of New Yorkers--a homicide detective, young nurse, and New York Times reporter--as they fight FBI interference to solve a murder in the opening days of World War II. Can an unjustly accused Japanese artist find justice in the wake of Pearl Harbor?
First book in the series--
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"The real accomplishment of Myers is her rendering of 18th-century Venice."
--Kirkus Reviews on Her Deadly Mischief
"Myers sets the stage beautifully, and her Tito Amato is an enduringly sympathetic character."
--Alfred Hitchcock Magazine on Cruel Music
"An accomplished historical novel that's also a classic country-house mystery."
--Kirkus Reviews on The Iron Tongue of Midnight
The entire Tito Amato Mystery series is available in ebook, trade paper, large print, and audio book. See my author page at Poisoned Pen Press for details.
2013 BOOK EVENTS
Sept 21: Writers' Retreat, Jefferson Community & Technical College, !000 Community College Dr., Louisville, KY 40272
Bev is the Keynote Speaker!
Bev & Joanne Dobson at The Frazier History Museum
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