Gerald Elias
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Gerald Elias

Shhh! I'll let you in on a little secret. I've been leading a double life. My award-winning Daniel Jacobus mystery series is set in the dark corners of the classical music world, of which I am intimately familiar as a former violinist with the Boston Symphony, associate concertmaster of the Utah Symphony and as a conductor, composer, and teacher. The first novel in the series, "Devil's Trill," was a Barnes & Noble Discover: Great New Writers selection, and was followed by five additional critically acclaimed installments, most recently "Spring Break" in 2017. "Combining the deductive reasoning of Sherlock Holmes with the rhetorical finesse of Don Rickles," wrote Kirkus Review.

But I've branched out from there. My eclectic short stories and essays have graced prestigious journals and magazines on a variety of platforms. And for you mystery fans out there, you may be interested to know I have just launched a series of mini-volumes of short mysteries, called Mister E's Mysteries, that I have no doubt will take the literary world by storm. And in the fall of 2018 I published my first children's story, "Maestro, the Potbellied Pig," about the adventures of a young harpist named Cassandra and her rambunctious, lovable pet.

I continue to expand my literary horizons even as I continue to perform around the world as a violinist. Recent projects include contemporary Western mysteries and audio books of the first two installments of the Jacobus series, "Devil's Trill" and "Danse Macabre," in which I also perform the music. And in 2017 I published my first memoir, "Symphonies and Scorpions," a rare insider's view of the world of a touring orchestral musician, set against the backdrop of historic concert tours to China by the Boston Symphony. If you thought fiction was hard to believe...

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    • Dances with Death

    • Devil's Trill and Danse Macabre
    • By: Gerald Elias
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 20 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Begin with a critically acclaimed mystery series featuring Daniel Jacobus, a blind, curmudgeonly, reclusive violin teacher. Then add music to Jim Frangione’s spot-on narration, and magic ensues....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A WONDERFUL mystery - unique and compelling

    • By Mary Katherine Worth on 10-26-18

    Regular price: $29.95

    • Devil's Trill

    • A Daniel Jacobus Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Gerald Elias
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Devil's Trill - a mystery in sonata-allegro form - is the first-ever audiobook to integrate musical passages that provide clues to solving the mysteries....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great!

    • By Brick M. on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Kwik Krimes

    • By: Otto Penzler (editor)
    • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    In this anthology, over eighty authors come together to tell tales of murder and mayhem, all in one thousand words or less....

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Danse Macabre

    • A Daniel Jacobus Mystery
    • By: Gerald Elias
    • Narrated by: Jim Frangione
    • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Just after his Carnegie Hall swan song and before his imminent departure for retirement in France, beloved violinist and humanitarian Rene Allard is brutally murdered with a mysterious weapon....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely amazing

    • By John Shelton on 06-01-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Maestro, the Potbellied Pig

    • By: Gerald Elias, PJ Pajama
    • Narrated by: Alison Larkin
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    From the author of the critically acclaimed Daniel Jacobus mystery series comes Maestro, the Potbellied Pig, the heartwarming tale of Cassandra, a young harpist who forms a perfect friendship with a unique pet. Well, maybe not exactly perfect....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful tale.

    • By Ramona S Stirling on 11-27-18

    Regular price: $3.95

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