I really enjoy Margaret Truman's mystery novels. This one was especially enjoyable with lots of reference to the opera itself. Two of the characters explain the story of Tosca which helps understand the play. Great descriptions of the opera house and how it came to be. Because Margaret Truman lived in Washington, DC so she has the knowledge and expertise to paint a wonderful picture of the area.
Although this book arrived well packaged and on time, I was disappointed with the smaller physical book size and subsquently, its font size. Despite the posted used price (~ $3,75 plus shipping), I was not anticipating less than the full book size and associated larger font. I will cautious in using this supplier in the future.
Excellent read. Margaret Truman's insight into the opera adds a sense of realism to the novel. I have downloaded several of her novels. The one Murder in the Pentagon has not appeared available for my down load. David Hogan
I am partial to Margaret Truman's mysteries. She tells a great story and always manages to throw in surprises. In addition to a terrific plot, Murder At The Opera also provides much information about opera that I found very interesting. I definetely will recommend this book to my friends.