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Love, secrets and sudden death - keynotes in the short life of composer Roland Fredricks, In 1992 Jonathan Burroughs is researching a biography for the centenary of Fredricks' birth. Why the unexpected brilliance of his late work? What explains his mysterious death in 1941? Was he a genius, cut off in his prime, or a dissolute libertine? Rumour and gossip are rife but evidence is elusive. Can Jonathan persuade the Fredricks women to talk? His daughter Gudrun, loathes him. His former-mistress, singer Paula Pignatilli, is now a recluse in her impregnable Italian palazzo. But Anna Cummins who, as a student, had a bitter-sweet affair with Fredricks, is writing her memoirs. Jonathan contrives to meet her, and through her, her granddaughter Ros. Jonathan and Ros embark on a love affair that echoes Roland and Anna's 50 years earlier. The story plays out to a soundtrack of great music: Messiah, Marriage of Figaro, Vivaldi's Four Seasons ... and the truth behind the Fredricks legend is solved only in the final bars.

GENRE
Deckare och thrillers
UTGIVEN
2017
19 december
SPRÅK
EN
Engelska
LÄNGD
308
Sidor
UTGIVARE
Cross-in-Hand Press
STORLEK
2
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