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Murder at the Opera: A Capital Crimes Novel #22 | [Margaret Truman]

Murder at the Opera: A Capital Crimes Novel #22

When Charise Lee, a young Asian Canadian soprano, is found stabbed in the heart backstage during rehearsals, she suddenly goes from scarcely being seen as a star to taking center stage. Georgetown law professor Mac Smith thought he'd just be carrying a rapier in Tosca as a favor to his beloved Annabel, but now they're both being pressured by the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. Providing accompaniment will be former homicide detective, current P.I., and eternal opera fan Raymond Pawkins.
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Publisher's Summary

It ain't over till the fat lady sings . . . but the show hasn't even started yet when a diva is found dead. The soprano in question, a petite young Asian Canadian named Charise Lee, was scarcely a star at the Washington National Opera. But when the aspiring singer is stabbed in the heart backstage during rehearsals, she suddenly takes center stage.

Georgetown law professor Mac Smith thought he'd just be carrying a rapier in Tosca as a favor to his beloved Annabel, but now they're both being pressured by the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. Providing accompaniment will be former homicide detective, current P.I., and eternal opera fan Raymond Pawkins.

Soon the Smiths find themselves dangerously improvising among an expanding cast of suspects with all sorts of scores to settle. What they uncover is an increasingly complex case reaching far beyond Washington to a dark world of informers and terror alerts in Iraq, and climaxing on a fateful night at the opera attended by none other than the President himself.

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    "Another good story."

    Another good book by Truman and read well by Gigante. At times the book is long and over detailed, but I love her storylines.

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    Tammy Palmer, AK, United States 01-18-09
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    "Felt like she was trying to impress too much!!"

    I have read and listened to a lot of Truman's books, but this one seemed to drag and I felt like she was just trying to impress everyone with descriptions of fancy restaurants, operas, etc. I didn't think it would ever be over. And to top it off, a character that should have got his in the end, didn't. Definitely not one of her best!!

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