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Playing with Fire (A Daniel Jacobus Mystery)

by Gerald Elias

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Daniel Jacobus, a blind concert violinist and sometime mystery solver, is on the trail of a vanished neighbor and friend, Amadeo Borlotti, a violin-maker whose house has burned down. No violins, and a body in a bass case. An intriguing mystery!
  mcmlsbookbutler | Apr 21, 2017 |
This mystery series features a blind violinist/detective living in the Berkshires with a bulldog named Trotsky. As rude as he is, Daniel Jacobus is fortunate enough to have two friends and fellow musicians, Nathaniel and Yumi, to keep him from a life of loneliness and seething anger. This is the fifth in the series, involving arson, and moves spritely from the North End of Boston to Cremona, Italy. Jacobus' curmudgeonly ways get a bit annoying, but the book is chock full o'nutty puns and musical education, ( )
  froxgirl | Sep 5, 2016 |
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The latest Daniel Jacobus mystery holds a mirror to the glittery façade of the concert world, delving into the multimillion-dollar sleight-of-hand of violin dealing . . .



When an anxious phone call from obscure violinmaker Amadeo Borlotti disturbs Daniel Jacobus’s Christmas Eve festivities, he and his dear friends Nathaniel and Yumi make light of it. A seemingly humble practitioner of his craft, Borlotti preferred the quiet life in the country away from the limelight. He even found love at an advanced age.



But his larceny, which began as a typographical error in a bill for a violin repair, grew incessantly. In the end he became a helpless captive of his past indiscretions and was consumed by it, and it is up to Jacobus and his team to find out how, and why.

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