THE CASE OF THE

SLAIN SOPRANO

The Case of the Slain Soprano was a Finalist in the

2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards

and a Semi-Finalist in the

2019 Kindle Book Awards 

Cincinnati, 1963:

 

One-time opera singer Augusta McKee, professor of music on two college campuses, is successfully navigating her busy life in stiletto-shod feet—until she comes up against a shocking road block. Halfway through rehearsals for a production of The Pirates of Penzance, Augusta receives the awful news that her leading lady has been murdered. But “the show must go on,” and while forging ahead to make that happen, Augusta stumbles upon pertinent information which could lead to the identity of the perpetrator. ​

First, though, Augusta must convince Homicide Detective Malcolm Mitchell that what she has uncovered can help him solve the case.  While the strong-willed diva and the dashing detective clash at their first meeting, their dissonant chord becomes harmonious when Augusta and Malcolm continue to cross paths and discover a shared passion for opera … and a strong desire to catch the killer.

Cover and art by Taylor Van Kooten

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