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Requiem in Vienna: A Viennese Mystery (edition 2010)

by J. Sydney Jones (Author)

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Title:Requiem in Vienna: A Viennese Mystery
Authors:J. Sydney Jones (Author)
Info:Minotaur Books (2010), Edition: 1st Printing, 304 pages
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Took a while to read this, have a zillion books going at the same time right now.

Solid like the first one, workmanlike historical fiction. Having all the real life characters is always tough to pull off, but Jones does a nice job. Will eventually read the others in the series. ( )
  BooksForDinner | Jun 26, 2017 |
I've read three in this series, though not in timely order. What a fascinating portrait of the time and place. I'm just starting to appreciate Vienna as a world capitol. The details about the famous people that appear in these novels is wonderful. ( )
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
Lawyer and private investigator Karl Werthen looks into a series of "accidents" that seems to be attempts on Gustav Mahler's life after being requested to do so by Alma Schindler. There is a rather large cast of suspects which seems to grow after each new attempt on Mahler's life. While the mystery itself is not bad, the writing does not flow as smoothly as it should. The author did a wonderful job in the historical research for the novel, but it reads more like a work of non-fiction (minus the footnotes) than it does as a work of fiction. Still, however, those who appreciate the music of the period of Brahms, Mahler, and Strauss should enjoy this mystery. ( )
  thornton37814 | Sep 11, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312383908, Hardcover)

"What Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did for Victorian London and Caleb Carr did for old New York, Sydney Jones does for historic Vienna."

Karen Harper, New York Times bestselling author of the Queen Elizabeth I mystery series
 
At first it seemed like a series of accidents plagued Vienna’s Court Opera. But after a singer is killed during rehearsals of a new production, the evidence suggests something much more dangerous. Someone is trying to murder the famed conductor and composer Gustav Mahler. Worse, Mahler might not be the first musical genius to be dispatched by this unknown killer.
 
Alma Schindler, one of Mahler's many would-be mistresses, asks the lawyer and aspiring private investigator Karl Werthen to help stop the attacks. With his new wife, Berthe, and his old friend, the criminologist Hanns Gross, Werthen delves into Vienna's rich society of musicians to discover the identity of the person who has targeted one of Austria's best-known artists.
 
Set during the peak of Vienna’s cultural renaissance and featuring some of the city's most colorful residents, Requiem in Vienna is a perfect historical fiction. Rich in description and populated by vivid characters, this is a mystery that will leave readers guessing until the very last moment.

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After a singer is killed during rehearsals of a new production, the evidence suggest that someone is trying to murder the famed conductor and composer Gustav Mahler. His mistress ask Karl Werhem to help stop the attacks.

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