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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverle Graves Myers Narrator: Geoffrey Blaisdell Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tito Amato Mysteries Release Date:
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In September 1740, singer Tito Amato is offered the lead role in an opera being staged at an isolated villa in the Italian hills. Puzzled by the air of secrecy that enshrouds the production but attracted by a generous fee, Tito agrees.

The countryside is awash with the golden hues of autumn, but the bucolic mood quickly turns menacing when a notorious figure from Tito’s past turns up at the villa. That night, at the stroke of twelve, a soprano stumbles over a stranger who has been beaten to death with the clock pendulum.

With the local constable away on a boar hunt, the midnight murderer strikes with impunity, raising terror to a fevered crescendo. Tito must pursue his own quest for answers, a quest that leads straight into the painful secrets of his heart and beyond.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Tito proves himself a lively narrator, and fans of cozier period puzzles and Italian opera will enjoy his company as well as the book’s appealingly bucolic, autumnal setting.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Descriptions of the customs and the countryside of eighteenth-century Italy are colorful, thanks to Geoffrey Blaisdell’s capable reading. Blaisdell’s first-person narration as Tito is appealing, and his other characterizations are nicely understated…It’s all a lot of fun.”


  • “Myers uses the intriguing eighteenth-century Italian settings to great advantage in this lively historical country house mystery.”

    Library Journal

  • “An accomplished historical novel that’s also a classic country-house murder mystery.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gwen Mayo | 11/21/2013

    " I really liked the character growth in this book. Tito keeps getting more complex as do Beverle's plots. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joy | 10/1/2013

    " Myers said she set out to write an English manor mystery in Italy. Given Tito's family history, the emotions can't be cozy. I was impressed with the depth of Tito's dilemma, and especially enjoyed Myers' cast and creation of a private opera. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heather | 9/12/2013

    " Myers books just keep getting better. Tito is developing and growing as a person, and the murders keep getting more complicated to solve. I'm sorry to say that her books are also getting more sexually graphic. Depending on how the next one goes, I may not read anymore. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne Hawn Smith | 7/15/2013

    " I really enjoy these mysteries. I am learning more and more about opera, history and Italy. The author is able to recreate the time period and adds enough historical value to actually teach something as well as entertain. "

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About the Author
Author Beverle Graves Myers

Beverle Graves Myers practiced psychiatry at a public mental-health clinic before making a midlife career switch to writing. She is the author of the Tito Amato mystery series and the Helluva War series, as well as numerous short stories and articles. Her short story “Haven City” won the 2006 Million Writers Award. She lives in Kentucky.