Violinist and author Gerald Elias has created a spellbinding series of music, mystery, and murder. Daniel Jacobus is a violinist who has been living in self-exposed exile, but he is drawn back into the world he left behind when he attends a music competition at Carnegie Hall. When an invaluable violin is stolen, the blame falls on Jacobus, and to free himself from the charge he must investigate the case. This first adventure, told in Devil's Trill, sets Jacobus on a path of amateur sleuthing in the darker side of the classical music world.
In 2009 Barnes and Noble selected Devil's Trill for their Discover Great New Writers fall catalog, and Danse Macabre was selected by Library Journal as one of their top five mysteries of 2010.