Requiem for a Mezzo
Carola Dunn

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Narrated By: Bernadette Dunne

Duration: 6 hours and 36 minutes

What to expect

In the third installment of Carola Dunn's cozy mystery series, Daisy Dalrymple is up to her fashionable bob in temperamental artists—one of whom is a cunning killer.

With dashing Scotland Yard Inspector Alec Fletcher at her side, Daisy is enjoying a delightful performance of Verdi's Requiem, featuring her neighbor Muriel Westlea's celebrated sister, Bettina. But when all that emerges from the doomed diva's vocal chords is a dying gasp, Daisy soon discovers that the notoriously difficult opera star had her share of adversaries, among them a smugly philandering tenor, a burly Russian bass, and even her own vocal coach husband, with whom she shared a hardly harmonious marriage. Did one of them fatally poison the acclaimed mezzo? Or was someone else determined to see that Daisy's investigation ends on as bitter a note as Bettina's fateful last performance.

Genre

Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Classic crime and mystery fiction, Historical crime and mysteries

Listen to a sample

“Dunn describes 1920s London and the characters in detail and highlights the interplay between Alec and Daisy. A snug read.”