Devil's Trill

Devil's Trill

A Daniel Jacobus Mystery

Book - 2009
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When a rare and valuable violin disappears after a concert, unpleasant and reclusive violin teacher Daniel Jacobus is blamed. Jacobus decides to prove his innocence by finding the violin
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312541811
Branch Call Number: MYS Eli
Characteristics: viii, 306 p. ; 25 cm


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Aug 27, 2017

An OK book with too much background information on music (esp. violins) and Japanese culture. Could have been about 100 pages shorter without all the side-trips into music and descriptions of surroundings. Some of it didn't make much sense, either, and the main character is an unpleasant old coot.

Mar 16, 2016

I found this book to be intriguing. I loved the intricate plot line. And I enjoyed a different sort of crime-suspense novel. I have not seen many about musical instruments or with blind protagonists. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more about Jacobus!

Jul 27, 2014

Since I enjoy listening to classical music, I decided that a mystery involving musicians might be entertaining. This one got deeply involved in intricate problems of violin technique, a crash course in the classical music industry, and the making of violins. Gerald Elias explained all these things in a clear manner which contributed greatly to the story. The plot was satisfyingly complicated. Mainly the story is told from the viewpoint of the protagonist, who is blind. We get a smattering of other peoples' thoughts and a bit of Japanese customs. All in all it was a good read. I'll go on to the next in the series and see what Elias gets Jacobus into next.


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