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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Aria to Death by Nupur Tustin

Aria to Death: 

A Joseph Haydn Mystery  

by Nupur Tustin

Aria to Death: A Joseph Haydn Mystery
Historical Cozy Mystery 2nd in Series  
Foiled Plots Press (December 1, 2017)
Paperback: 302 pages  
ISBN-13: 978-0998243030  
E-Book ASIN: B07641GD25
When Monteverdi's lost operas surface, so does a killer desperate to possess them. . .
Preoccupied with preparations for the opera season at Eszterháza, Kapellmeister Joseph Haydn receives a curious request from a friend in Vienna. Kaspar, an impoverished violinist with an ailing wife, wishes Haydn to evaluate a collection of scores reputed to be the lost operas of Monteverdi.
Haydn is intrigued until Her Majesty, Empress Maria Theresa, summons him with a similar request. Skeptical of the value of Kaspar’s bequest, Haydn nevertheless offers to help. But before he can examine the works, Kaspar is murdered—beaten and left to die in front of a wine tavern.
The police are quick to dismiss the death as a robbery gone wrong. But Haydn is not so sure. Kaspar’s keys were stolen and his house broken into. Could his bequest be genuine after all? And can Haydn find the true operas—and the man willing to kill for them?


 About the Author

A former journalist, Nupur Tustin relies upon a Ph.D. in Communication and an M.A. in English to orchestrate fictional mayhem. The Haydn mysteries are a result of her life-long passion for classical music and its history. Childhood piano lessons and a 1903 Weber Upright share equal blame for her original compositions, available on Her writing includes work for Reuters and CNBC, short stories and freelance articles, and research published in peer-reviewed academic journals. She lives in Southern California with her husband, three rambunctious children, and a pit bull.  

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*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.
Wonderful read for fans of historical cozy mysteries with a strong focus on the world of music. Placed in the past the story revolves a set of compositions that may or may not have been created by a famous composer. Like most historical artifacts this creates a world of lies, illusions, and back stabbing as everyone tries to get their hands on it. The investigation follows like a jigsaw puzzle of pieces that must be placed together into one main picture that ties all the loose ends together in a way that was quite surprising. The characters ares tron,g and the writing is smooth which I really enjoyed so it gets 4/5 stars.


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  1. I'm delighted you enjoyed the book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Nupur Tustin

  2. The book sounds great--I'd love to read it!

  3. I'm delighted to hear that, Kara! I hope you enjoy it!