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Paganini's Ghost

The second of the Cremona Mysteries

Filled with remarkable history and musical lore, Paganiniís Ghost plays at a breathtaking tempo that will keep you reading until the very last page.

Superb...captivating but never transparent...enriched by meticulously detailed historical intrigues. 
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review.

A delightful romp through 19th-century classical music and the hunt for an invaluable art object. Readers will love this mystery.  Library Journal Review, Starred Review.

This is the sequel to The Rainaldi Quartet (original UK title, Sleeper), about Cremona violin maker, Gianni Castiglione, and his detective friend, Antonio Guastafeste.

In Paganiniís Ghost, Gianni and Antonio return to investigate more mysterious deaths in a tantalising story of love, deception and greed. If you enjoyed their earlier adventure, you will be delighted by this new tale.

A dazzling young Russian virtuoso performs a sell-out recital on Paganiniís violin in the cathedral in Cremona. Then one of the audience, a shady Parisian dealer, is found dead in his hotel room, a fragment of music belonging to the virtuoso hidden in his wallet. But how did the dead man get hold of it? And why?

Following a trail that leads back to Paganini, his lover Elisa Bonaparte (Napoleonís sister), Catherine the Great and a long-lost priceless treasure, Gianni and Antonio must unravel another mystery that has gone unanswered for over a century, one that may hold the answer to the modern-day murder.


Paganini's Ghost is published in the UK by Endeavour Publishing and in the USA by Felony and Mayhem. It is also available in audio edition and as a Kindle e-book.


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