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JohnG
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Found a free book today on Amazon (no link by me, but can search on Amazon, if desired). Don't know how long it will be available, nor if it is any good as I just downloaded it. But, thought others might be interested. 

"Unstrung is a classic 'cozy' mystery in the English tradition, though this one gets its dark and stormy nights courtesy of Kirkland, Washington, and its plot complications from the cutthroat world of classical music. Wait, cutthroat? No. Make that poisonous." - Blue Ink Review

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About the Author

Cynthia Morrow is a professional musician and former psychologist who teaches violin and viola. She holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music, Antioch University, and Ryokan College. Cynthia has been a successful lyricist, composer, and recording and concert musician in Hollywood; she currently lives with her husband, two dogs, and a cat in Kirkland, Washington. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title."
 

UNSTRUNG / A Blanchard House Mystery (Blanchard House Mysteries Book 1) Kindle Edition
by Cynthia Morrow  (Author)  Format: Kindle Edition
4.4 out of 5 stars    23 ratings
 
Book 1 of 3: Blanchard House Mysteries

lthea Stewart has had it with Hollywood.

Fed up with the dog-eat-dog life of a classical musician, her alcoholic ex-husband, and the shallow dating pool known as LA, Althea heads north to Kirkland, WA. She soon convinces her best friend, cellist Grace Sullivan, to join her in opening a private music school in a historic property known as Blanchard House where music meets murder.

The old curmudgeon!

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@JohnG -

Very intriguing find! 

I will have to check it out.

Thanx!

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@JohnG This looks interesting.  I just downloaded it to my ipad--thanks for the letting us know about it--

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I finished this book today and must say that I truly enjoyed it. As a mystery, it was very satisfying and well constructed. As a look into the string musician world, it was really enjoyable and believable, which is not surprising considering the author's background. It really brought home to me the feelings I once had during my youth and privy to many of the nuances of the musical world.

Although I was never an accomplished musician and only an adequate choir and chorus singer, my best friend in grammar school, high school and junior college was a very good jazz drummer, his father taught percussion at the American Conservatory of Music on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, just a block from the Chicago Symphony, and was also the choir director of the church we went to. His mother was the organist at our church and taught piano and organ. 

I will never again be part of that world, but this book brings back many memories and the story was engaging.

The old curmudgeon!

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@JohnG -

Thanks! 

Haven't gotten to it, yet - but will make it a priority. 

Appreciate your insight. 😊

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