Murder Duet

A Musical Case

by Batya Gur

On Sale: 07/25/2000

Murder Duet

A Musical Case

by Batya Gur

On Sale: 07/25/2000

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About the Book

With tension as taut as strings on a cello, the fourth Michael Ohayon mystery from “Israel’s Agatha Christie,” in which the police officer must solve the murder of two musicians, is “pure reading pleasure” (New York Times).

After his cellist friend's father and brother—who are also well-known musicians—are brutally murdered, Chief Superintendent Michael Ohayon, a classical music afficionado, sets out to solve the crime. From the opening pages, where the detective plays a compact disc of Brahm's First Symphony, to the newly discovered music for an unknown Vivaldi requiem that provides a rock-solid motive for the crime, lovers of crime novels, as well as music, will thrill to every dulcet note.

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Critical Praise

Batya Gur's new book is a long, luxurious mystery for aficionados of murder, classical music and psychological motivation. Modern Israel is the setting of Murder Duet, which captures a strong sense of people and place. a nice change from the chorus of crude violence that accompanies many thrillers. - USA Today

"Reading Gur, one is struck, first, by her obvious command of the genre, and, foremost, by her exemplary psychological insight." - Newsday

For pure reading pleasure, nothing touches the smart discussions on music and art. . . along with the intimate scenes of musicians at serious work and at murderous play. - New York Times Book Review

"A virtuoso performance." - Booklist

"Murder Duet is not only a superb murder mystery, but also a subtle study of the relations between creativity, ambition, love and possessiveness. A warm book, full of skillful modulations." - Amos Oz

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060932985
  • ISBN 10: 0060932988
  • Imprint: Harper Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 07/25/2000
  • Pages: 448
  • List Price:19.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Cultural Heritage

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