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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (168 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Adam Narrator: Seán Barrett Publisher: Isis Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Paganini - showman, womaniser, dazzling virtuoso - is one of the most fascinating characters in the history of classical music. His violin is now kept in Genoa, where it is played once every two years by the winner of an international competition. This year, an unsavoury art dealer is found dead in his hotel room the day after the concert. Clutched in his fist is a scrap of sheet music torn off a page that belongs to the competition winner. But how did the dead man get hold of it? And why? The police ask for violinmaker Castiglione to help them unravel a mystery that has gone unanswered for over a century.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lee Thielen | 2/17/2014

    " What a lovely surprise this book, just pulled from the Library's shelves, turned out to be. It is a compelling story with lots of information about violin making and Paganini. Definitely a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 2/16/2014

    " This is the first book of this series that I have read, but will not be the last. I enjoyed it immensely - the characters were finely drawn, the storyline was believable, the setting was realistic, and there was a lot of detail about musical history and the construction of violins. It's not every day that I can be thoroughly entertained and learn something at the same time. "

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

    " A while ago I decided to read The Rainaldi Quartet by Paul Adam, which was on my mystery and suspense reading list. It was excellent and I was sad to reach the end. Recently, when searching for my next reading selection, I found Paganini's Ghost by the same author. Gianni Castiglione, the main character, is a luthier and amateur violin player. Both books have classical music at their center. Both are set in Cremona, a center for violin-making in Italy. These two books stand out among the numerous mysteries I have read because the writing draws the reader into a sympathetic and emotional relationship with the protagonist and his passion for violins and beautiful music. The author also provides interesting historical backgrounds for his present-day stories. I don't know if Adams plans another addition to the Gianni books, but I certainly hope so. Two are not enough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Colleen | 2/9/2014

    " This was a relaxing, enjoyable read, even if it was a murder mystery, because of the ingenious way the author wove into the plot elements of music/violin history and Italian culture. I enjoyed it more than Adam's earlier (related) novel, Rainaldi Quartet, perhaps because Italy was more central to the setting. I'd gladly read another novel if Adam continues to write in this vein. "

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