Requiem for a Mezzo

Daisy Dalrymple #3

Carola Dunn

fiction historical mystery
lighthearted mysterious slow-paced

249 pages | first published 1996

Daisy Dalrymple and Scotland Yard inspector Alec Fletcher enjoy a splendid performance of Verdi's Requiem, featuring her neighbor's sister Bettina, until the poisoned singer suddenly breathes her last. The diva was difficult and provoked many enemies - a philandering tenor, a burly Russian bass, and her own turbulent vocal coach husband.

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