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Danse Macabre

A Daniel Jacobus Mystery

A Daniel Jacobus Mystery (Volume 2)

Gerald Elias

Minotaur Books

Daniel Jacobus, reclusive blind concert master and amateur sleuth, returns to solve a most despicable crime and to clear an innocent man
 
Just after his Carnegie Hall swansong and before his imminent departure for retirement in France, beloved violinist and humanitarian Rene Allard is brutally murdered with a mysterious weapon. His young African American rival, crossover artist BTower, is spotted at the scene of the crime hovering over the contorted body of Allard with blood on his hands. In short order the aloof and arrogant BTower is convicted and sentenced to death, in part the result of the testimony of blind and curmudgeonly violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus, like millions of others, an ardent admirer of Allard. Justice has been served…or has it? Jacobus is dragged back into the case kicking and screaming, and reluctantly follows a trail of broken violins and broken lives as it leads inexorably to the truth, and to his own mortal peril.

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“Can’t you get this thing to go at one speed?” Malachi asked. “It’s bad enough I have to inspect a corpse at this time of night.”
“I’m doin’ the best I can, Detective,” said Fuente. “Ziggy’s the full-time elevator boy. I gave him the night off after he found the body. He was all shook up.”
The vintage, manually controlled 1904 Otis elevator needed skill to manipulate, and Fuente didn’t possess it. Under his untrained hand, the antique jolted upward in fits and starts, and even at its quaint
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  • Gerald Elias

  • A graduate of Yale, GERALD ELIAS has been a Boston Symphony violinist, Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony since 1988, Adjunct Professor of Music at the University of Utah, first violinist of the Abramyan String Quartet, and Music Director of the Vivaldi Candlelight concert series.
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