Murder at the Opera

Murder at the Opera

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Margaret Truman, who knows where all the bodies are buried inside the Beltway, has written her most thrilling novel of suspense yet. Murder at the Opera features the popular crime-fighting couple Mac Smith and his wife, Annabel Reed-Smith, as they navigate the glitz, glamour, and grime that is Washington, D.C.

It ain’t over till the fat lady sings . . . but the show hasn’t even started yet when a diva is found dead. The soprano in question, a petite young Asian Canadian named Charise Lee, was scarcely a star at the Washington National Opera. But when the aspiring singer is stabbed in the heart backstage during rehearsals, she suddenly takes center stage.

Georgetown law professor Mac Smith thought he’d just be carrying a rapier in Tosca as a favor for his beloved Annabel, but now they’re both being pressured by the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. Providing accompaniment will be former homicide detective, current P.I., and eternal opera fan Raymond Pawkins.

Soon the Smiths find themselves dangerously improvising among an expanding cast of suspects with all sorts of scores to settle. What they uncover is an increasingly complex case reaching far beyond Washington to a dark world of informers and terror alerts in Iraq, and climaxing on a fateful night at the opera attended by none other than the President himself.

Baker & Taylor
When the Washington National Opera becomes the scene of a brutal murder, Mac Smith and his wife, gallery owner Annabel Reed-Smith, must stop an assassination plot targeting the president of the United States on opening night at the Kennedy Center.

Blackwell North Amer
Murder at the Opera features the popular crime-fighting couple Mac Smith and his wife, Annabel Reed-Smith, as they navigate the glitz, glamour, and grime that is Washington, D.C.
It ain't over till the fat lady sings...but the show hasn't even started yet when a diva is found dead. The soprano in question, a petite young Asian Canadian named Charise Lee, was scarcely a star at the Washington National Opera. But when the aspiring singer is stabbed in the heart backstage during rehearsals, she suddenly takes center stage.
Georgetown law professor Mac Smith thought he'd just be carrying a rapier in Tosca as a favor to his beloved Annabel, but now they're both being pressured by the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. Providing accompaniment will be former homicide detective, current P.I., and eternal opera fan Raymond Pawkins.
Soon the Smiths find themselves dangerously improvising among an expanding cast of suspects with all sorts of scores to settle. What they uncover is an increasingly complex case reaching far beyond Washington to a dark world of informers and terror alerts in Iraq, and climaxing on a fateful night at the opera attended by none other than the President himself.

Baker
& Taylor

When the Washington National Opera becomes the scene of the brutal murder of a young soprano, Mac Smith and his wife, gallery owner Annabel Reed Smith, launch their own investigation that leads them into a race against time to stop an assassination plot targeting the president of the United States on opening night at the Kennedy Center. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345478214
0345478215
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY TRU
Characteristics: xiv, 319 p. ;,25 cm.

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mrsgail5756 Jun 30, 2012

The book was okay – but not one of my favorites.

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