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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (181 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frank Tallis Narrator: Robert Fass Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Liebermann Papers Series Release Date:
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Ida Rosenkranz is top diva at the Vienna Opera, but she’s gone silent for good after an apparent laudanum overdose. Learning of her professional rivalries and her scandalous affairs with older men, Detective Inspector Oskar Rheinhardt and Dr. Max Liebermann suspect foul play instead. Their investigation leads them into dark and dangerous conflicts with Gustav Mahler, the opera’s imperious director, who is himself the target of a poison pen campaign, and Karl Lueger, Vienna’s powerful and anti-Semitic mayor. As the peril escalates, Rheinhardt grows further into his role as family man, while Liebermann finds himself at odds with his inamorata, Amelia, who’s loosening both her corset and her tongue in the new feminist movement. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Another bravura performance from a maestro.”

    Independent (London)

  • “A serious, well-informed and interesting novel.”

    Literary Review

  • “This is costume drama at its best.”

    Times Literary Supplement

  • “Maintains the high standard of the previous novels…A highly enjoyable read.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jo Marie | 2/15/2014

    " Actually, between 3 and 4 stars. I love this series, but this one was a little disappointing. Not sure why, maybe too much about music and not enough about the actual mystery. Nice evocation of turn of the century Vienna and the evils soon to come. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laura | 2/12/2014

    " Tallis is totally hit or miss, and this one is a hit. Lots of great characters, glimpses into the musical and food scenes of Vienna, you can tell he did a lot of research, and the writing is less grinding than usual. Two things I wish he would have avoided: a) the sexual dumplings, and b) all the dithering Liebermann does over Amelia Lydgate. JUST KISS HER ALREADY OK AND LET'S GET ON WITH THE BOOK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dave | 12/30/2013

    " This one is stronger on atmosphere and dark foreboding than on story, but it's nice to see Max and Amelia finally get together. Will they move to England before things get uglier? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Debbie | 12/13/2013

    " Usual mystery evocative of early 20th century Vienna. I think fewer patries were eaten in this episode, which i kind of missed. "

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