LeGarde Mysteries

12 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 140 ratings

Tremolo: Cry of the Loon Publisher's Summary

Summer 1964: Beatlemania hits the States, and the world mourns the loss of JFK. For 11-year-old Gus LeGarde, the powerful events that rocked the nation serve as a backdrop for the most challenging summer of his life.

Gus is spending another glorious summer at his grandparents' lakeside camp with his best friends, Elsbeth and Siegfried Marggrander. When their boat capsizes, Gus and the twins witness a drunk chasing a girl through the foggy Maine woods. She's scared. She's hurt. And she disappears.

On horseback and on foot, Gus, Elsbeth, and Siegfried search for Sharon Adamski, worried her brutal father will find her before they do. During the hunt, Gus is faced with a number of personal dilemmas. He must keep secret his new friendship with "Mrs. Jones" (Rose Kennedy), a woman in mourning who resides incognito. Gus also glimpses a slice of the twins' life through their mother,who lost her family in a Nazi concentration camp. In a cruel coincidence, Gus faces the imminent loss of his own mother.

The camp is thrown into turmoil as the frantic search for Sharon continues. Reports of stolen religious relics arise. New England churches are ransacked, and missing is the church bell cast by Paul Revere, stolen from St. Stephen's church in Boston's North End. When Gus stumbles on a scepter that may be part of the spoils, he becomes a target for the evil lurking around the lake. Will he find Sharon before the villain does? And how can Gus - armed only with a big heart, a motorboat, and a nosy beagle - survive the menacing attacks on his life?

©2006 Aaron Paul Lazar (P)2011 Aaron Paul Lazar
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  • Book 1

    • Tremolo: Cry of the Loon

    • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Summer 1964: Beatlemania hits the States, and the world mourns the loss of JFK. For 11-year-old Gus LeGarde, the powerful events that rocked the nation serve as a backdrop for the most challenging summer of his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wraps Around You Like Warm Blanket

    • By Maria on 08-30-13

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Don't Let the Wind Catch You

    • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    When young Gus LeGarde befriends a cranky old hermit in the woods who speaks to an Oneida Indian spirit named Penaki, he wonders if the man is nuts. But when Penni rattles tin cups, draws on dusty mirrors, and flips book pages, pestering them to find evidence to avenge her past and free her from earthly bondage, things change.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Easy Listen

    • By Felisha on 02-15-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Voodoo Summer

    • LeGarde Mysteries, Book 11
    • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: Erik Synnestvedt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Summer, 1966: For 13-year-old Gus LeGarde, summertime always means Loon Harbor, his grandparents' idyllic fishing resort on Great Pond. The season is a grand tradition of swimming, boating, and new adventures with his best friends, twins Siegfried and Elsbeth. But this summer, everything changes when a new lodge down the shore threatens the resort - and triggers a chain of events that will transform Gus and his friends forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting

    • By Clarice M. Kell on 05-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Spirit Me Away

    • A Gus LeGarde Mystery
    • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: Robert King Ross
    • Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Boston, Massachusetts: It's the summer of '69-the parks are flooded with flower children and a hot new band called Led Zeppelin is set to appear at the Boston Tea Party. But for one newlywed couple just beginning their lives together, there will be no peace.In the cradle of sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll, Gus and Elsbeth LeGarde are music students attending the New England Conservatory of Music, after a wedding kept secret from their families.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful story

    • By Wanda on 03-29-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Double Forté

    • A Gus LeGarde Mystery
    • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: Robert King Ross
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    Gus LeGarde's life essentially ended four years ago, when his beloved wife, Elsbeth, leapt from the Letchworth Gorge cliffs. These days, the music professor plays endless Chopin etudes on his antique piano and lavishes love on his family and dog - but nothing buries the pain or answers his burning questions. What made her jump? Why didn't she say goodbye? And how will he be able to live without her?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect book for a long drive

    • By Linda O on 01-21-14

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 6

    • Upstaged

    • A Gus LeGarde Mystery
    • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: Robert King Ross
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    When Gus LeGarde agrees to play piano for the high school drama club's production of "Spirit Me Away", a '60s-style musical he wrote in college, he doesn't expect to face a barrage of menacing pranks played on his fiancée, Camille, and the drama club. Who's sabotaging the show? And what do they have against Camille? Is it sex-crazed Armand, the Latino teen infatuated with her? Something happened last year that Camille won't talk about, and it has to do with Armand. Gus wants to know what happened, but she's not talking.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Musical Mystery -An Audiobook With Added Bonus !

    • By Joyce K. Retherford on 03-05-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 7

    • Mazurka

    • LeGarde Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: Lou Hecker
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Music professor Gus LeGarde is about to embark on a European honeymoon with his new wife, Camille, when his socially challenged brother-in-law receives a mysterious invitation to visit an ailing relative in Germany. Siegfried can't travel alone, but the newlyweds have no qualms over bringing him along. Unfortunately, their idyllic vacation takes a dark turn at the first stop in Paris, when Gus and Siegfried are caught in a bloody street brawl with a group of neo-Nazis.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mazurka

    • By Deedra on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

    • The Liar's Gallery

    • A Gus LeGarde Mystery (LeGarde Mysteries Book 7)
    • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: Lou Hecker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    The last place Gus LeGarde expects to find his old friend Byron Cunningham is in a plane that crashes in a field near his farmhouse. But that's just the first surprise in a series of shocking events beginning with the discovery of a Monet painting crammed into the plane's fuselage. Is it real? The trail leads Gus into a twisting trio of dangerous art world conspiracies. Gus fends off some very pushy collectors and soon realizes he may have crossed paths with treacherous criminals, putting his family at risk.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book 7

    • By jey cee on 03-27-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 10

    • Under The Ice: A Gus LeGarde Mystery

    • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: Lou Hecker
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 18

    After escaping her abusive husband, life is finally good for Camille LeGarde and her daughter, Shelby. She has a great relationship with her new husband, Gus, who also loves Shelby like his own child. But the LeGarde family's fragile oasis is shattered when the man of Camille's nightmares is released from prison.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A Decent Story, Feels like a Soap Opera

    • By Davidt100 on 03-09-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 11

    • Lady Blues: forget-me-not

    • A Gus LeGarde Mystery
    • By: Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: David Kudler
    • Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Past and present collide when an Alzheimer's patient's fragile memory holds the key to solving mysteries dating back to World War II-including a long lost secret love affair. Music professor Gus LeGarde is just doing a favor for a friend when he agrees to play piano for church services at a local nursing home. He doesn't expect to be drawn into a new friendship with an elderly Alzheimer's patient dubbed "the music man" or to stumble across a decades-old mystery locked inside the man's mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lady Blues,Gus Legarde Mystery bk 10

    • By Deedra on 02-22-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 12

    • Murder on the Brewster Flats: a Gus LeGarde Mystery

    • LeGarde Mysteries, Volume 12
    • By: Mr. Aaron Paul Lazar
    • Narrated by: Pete Milan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Music professor Gus LeGarde and his wife, Camille, are looking forward to a relaxing vacation at Paines Creek Beach on beautiful Cape Cod. But Gus barely has a chance to feel the sand between his toes before a near-miss car accident drags him right into the middle of a local family feud - and a centuries-old mystery that's begging to be solved. As Gus is drawn further into the conflict between the Cooks and the McNabbs - two families with a grudge going all the way back to colonial times - he and Camille keep uncovering more questions than answers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a nice, relaxing vacation on Cape Cod...

    • By Darcie on 09-19-18

    Regular price: $19.95