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"Suspenseful and full of surprises! Agatha-nominated writer Kaye George seamlessly combines an engaging heroine, an unusual setting, and a suspicious set of characters to create a truly satisfying read." --Judy Dailey, author, Animal, Vegetable, Murder
"Great characters. A genuine page turner." -- Marilyn Levinson, author, Twin Lakes Mystery series
"Eine Kleine Murder immediately draws you in. Once you start reading, you'll ignore calls, texts and possibly your family until you reach the last page. The good news is that it's well worth it!" -- Laura Oles, Photo industry journalist & author
"Kaye George marries music and mystery in Eine Kleine Murder to produce an exciting, satisfying read. Brava, Ms. George!" -- Kathy Waller, Austin mystery writer
"Kaye George delivers again! Cressa Caraway, classical composer, is up to her eyeballs in music, murder, and mayhem in George's new mystery series. A rousing read." --Gale Albright, Austin mystery writer
From the Author
EINE KLEINE MURDER, the first in the Cressa Carraway MusicalMysteries was published by Barking Rain Press in the spring of 2013. Itwas a Silver Falchion Finalist.
Cressa Carraway travels to visit with her grandmother, Gram, and discovers her dead body instead. That tragedy is compounded by Cressa's fight with Gram that she had hoped to resolve on this trip. Guilt-stricken, Cressa tries to create a tribute to Gram in the musical composition she is writing to complete her masters in music. Like the unfolding story and subsequents deaths that finally get ruled homicides, however, Cressa is stymied by pieces that come to her but don't fit together to create a symphony.
I really liked this book and hope Ms. George is working on a sequel. The characters are believable, even in the midst of murder and more murder. There are clues and red herrings galore, along with many suspects. Ms. George keeps you guessing, along with Cressa, right to the end.
Cressa Carraway is a young musician, with dreams of becoming a conductor. She drives to a rural Illinois lake resort to visit her grandmother, anticipating a relaxing, peaceful visit with the woman who raised her and an opportunity to compose her music. But, when she finds her grandmother's body in the lake and soon discovers two other corpses, her visit quickly turns into a nightmare. Heartbroken but determined to find the murderer, she puts her own life in serious jeopardy. I highly recommend "Eine, Kleine Murder" by Kaye George.
I finished reading Eine Kleine Murder by the prolific Kaye George and really enjoyed it. Cressa, a composer from the city, shows up for a visit with her adored grandmother at her cottage on the lake. One deadly surprise follows another, but the theme of classical music follows her along, presenting both solace and challenges. Love this debut in a series, from Barking Rain Press. Look for it!
When aspiring conductor Tessa Carraway arrives at her grandmother's cabin in rural Illinois to finish composing her symphony, she finds her grandmother's corpse in a nearby lake. This sets off a chain of events that had me turning pages. The characters are realistically well-drawn, sometimes chillingly so, and I loved the clever music references, each appropriate to the mood of the chapter. I highly recommend this novel.
Cressa Caraway had left Chicago that morning to go visit her grandmother in Alpha, IL. She was going for many reasons: to finish composing her symphony, to get away from her stalker ex-boyfriend Len and to patch the feud she had with her beloved grandmother. Cressa thinks the blue car that is tailgating her is really Len. She finally loses him in Alpha and heads to her Gram's cabin. Finally reaching the Crescent Lake Club, Cressa does not sign in but heads to Gram's cabin. Gram is nowhere to be found. She meets Grace Harmon a good friend and Gram's swimming buddy. Cressa leaves a note in the cabin telling her grandmother she has gone for a swim in the lake. She is hoping Gram will get back soon and join her for a swim. Be careful what you wish for - Cressa finds Gram's body in the lake. It looks like she drowned.
Cressa's grandmother was a very strong swimmer. She can't imagine how Gram could have drowned. If Cressa keeps poking around this investigation, she could end up swamped.
Things to ponder: Who murdered Gram? Will Cressa finish her symphony? Can Cressa figure out who killed her grandmother?
This is the first book in the Cressa Caraway Musical Mystery series. I am thrilled that there will be more to come. The author hooks you from the first page and you just have to keep reading to find out what happens. I loved the musical terms at the head of each chapter. So if you like your mystery with filled with notes, then you should read Eine Kleine Murder.
FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.