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Paganini's Ghost

Cremona Mysteries Book 2

Filled with remarkable history and musical lore, Paganiniís Ghost plays at a breathtaking tempo that will keep you reading until the very last page.

Superb...captivating but never transparent...enriched by meticulously detailed historical intrigues. 
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review.

A delightful romp through 19th-century classical music and the hunt for an invaluable art object. Readers will love this mystery.  Library Journal Review, Starred Review.

This is the second book in the murder-mystery series about Cremona violin maker, Gianni Castiglione, and his detective friend, Antonio Guastafeste.

In Paganiniís Ghost, Gianni and Antonio return to investigate more mysterious deaths in a tantalising story of love, deception and greed. If you enjoyed their earlier adventure, you will be delighted by this new tale.

A dazzling young Russian virtuoso performs a sell-out recital on Paganiniís violin in the cathedral in Cremona. Then one of the audience, a shady Parisian dealer, is found dead in his hotel room, a fragment of music belonging to the virtuoso hidden in his wallet. But how did the dead man get hold of it? And why?

Following a trail that leads back to Paganini, his lover Elisa Bonaparte (Napoleonís sister), Catherine the Great and a long-lost priceless treasure, Gianni and Antonio must unravel another mystery that has gone unanswered for over a century, one that may hold the answer to the modern-day murder.


Paganini's Ghost is published in the UK by Endeavour Publishing and in the USA by Felony and Mayhem. It is also available in audio edition and as a Kindle e-book.


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