Cirque Macabre

2 books in series
3 out of 5 stars 20 ratings

The Show Must Go On Publisher's Summary

Dante Gallati was a man who ran his circus with an iron-fist and showed a soft side to a select few. He had his secrets that no one knew about and he could change his mind in a matter of seconds.

One night, he changed the theme of his circus right in the middle of a tour. He promised that it would be the show that everyone would remember. After that, he told them good night and said that he would talk more about Cirque Macabre.

That was the last time anyone saw him alive.

It isn't long before pieces of Dante Gallati are found and the circus performers realize a killer is walking among them. Cryptic notes with Shakespeare's quotes are sent to them and the circus starts to go into a panic. In the middle of it all are the nine people Dante trusted the most: trapeze artists Spencer and Rosalie, acrobats Lisa and Nick, tightrope walker Tracey, bareback rider Alana, Jonny the world's most cynical clown, Harry the lion tamer, and daredevil Andrew.

Dante saved them once upon a time and they swear to keep his legacy alive. But as they keep digging deeper into the murder mystery, they soon realize that Dante wasn't as honest as he appeared to be. He had many secrets and he surrounded himself with lies. He made plenty of people angry and one in particular was angry enough to kill.

Now it's up to Dante's trusted nine to find that killer before one of them ends up as the next victim.

©2013 Cithara Susan Patra (P)2016 Cithara Susan Patra
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  • Book 1

    • The Show Must Go On

    • Cirque Macabre, Book 1
    • By: CS Patra
    • Narrated by: Zachary Liebenstein
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Dante Gallati was a man who ran his circus with an iron-fist and showed a soft side to a select few. He had his secrets that no one knew about and he could change his mind in a matter of seconds. One night, he changed the theme of his circus right in the middle of a tour. He promised that it would be the show that everyone would remember. After that, he told them good night and said that he would talk more about Cirque Macabre. That was the last time anyone saw him alive.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The Show Went On...

    • By Reg on 06-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • The Vanishing Act

    • Cirque Macabre, Book 2
    • By: CS Patra
    • Narrated by: Zachary Liebenstein
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 11

    Weeks after their leader, Dante Gallati, was found dead and threatening notes were sent, the Gallati Family Circus is now being relocated to Las Vegas for the time being. There, the police feel they will be safe. The group heads over there and think that they are going to be fine. All the while, they contemplate who would have hated Dante enough to kill him. The list is long and they learn that Dante had many problems in the past. Those problems may have led to his murder.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Particularly Uninspiring

    • By Reg on 10-12-17

    Regular price: $14.95