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Mystery, Music, Murder, Mayhem

bleedingviolinThis list of musically-themed mystery novels or short story collections was compiled by the Staff of the Polley Music Library, a specialized department of the Lincoln City Libraries.

Aaronovitch, Ben

Moon Over Soho


Atkins, Ace

Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers mysteryDirty South: A Nick Travers mysteryLeavin’ Trunk Blues: A Nick Travers mystery


Barnes, Linda

Steel Guitar


Bartholomew, Nancy

Your Cheatin’ Heart


Bastable, Bernard

Dead, Mr. Mozart


Beck, K.K.

Cold SmokedA Hopeless CaseWe Interrupt This Broadcast


Cain, James M.

Serenade


Carter, Charlotte

Coq Au VinDrumsticks: A Nanette Hayes mysteryRhode Island Red


Cartmel, Andrew

The Vinyl Detective: Written in Dead Wax


Crispin, Edmund

Holy Disorders


Daheim, Mary

Bantam of the OperaSaks & Violins: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery


Deaver, Jeffery

Mistress of Justice


Dunn, Carola

Requiem for a Mezzo


Dunnett, Dorothy

The Photogenic Soprano


Farmer, Jerrilyn

Perfect Sax


Ferrigno, Robert

Dead Silent


Friedman, Kinky

Musical Chairs


Frommer, Sara Hoskinson

Buried in QuiltsMurder & SullivanMurder in C MajorThe Vanishing Violinist


Gilpatrick, Noreen

The Piano Man


Goldborough, Robert

Murder in E Minor: A Nero Wolfe mystery


Gollin, James

Broken ConsortEliza’s GaliardoThe Philomel FoundationThe Verona Passamezzo


Greenwood, Kerry

Ruddy Gore


Gur, Batya

Murder Duet: A Musical Case


Haines, Carolyn

Crossed BonesWishbones


Hambly, Barbara

Die Upon a KissFever SeasonA Free Man of ColorGraveyard DustSold Down the River


Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia

Grave MusicOrchestrated Death


Hauser, Thomas

The Beethoven Conspiracy


Higgins, Thomas

Solo


Higgins, Joan

A Little Death Music


Jarvis, Fred G.

Murder at the Met


Jeffers, H. Paul

Rubout at the Onyx


Joss, Morag

Funeral Music


Kallen, Lucille

C.B. Greenfield: A Little Madness – C.B. Greenfield: No Lady in the House – C.B. Greenfield: The Piano Bird – C.B. Greenfield: The Tanglewood Murder


Kuhlken, Ken

The Venus Deal


Landrum, Graham

The Sensational Music Club Mystery


Langton, Jane

Divine Inspiration: A Homer Kelly mysteryThe Memorial Hall MurderThe Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels


Leather, Edwin

The Mozart Score


L’Engle, Madeleine

A Severed Wasp


Leroux, Gaston

The Phantom of the Opera


Leslie, John

Blue Moon: A Gideon Lowry mysteryKilling Me Softly: A Gideon Lowry mysteryLove For Sale: A Gideon Lowry mysteryNight and Day: A Gideon Lowry mystery


Levinson, Robert S.

The Elvis and Marilyn AffairThe John Lennon Affair


MacLeod, Charlotte

The Plain Old Man


Marsh, Ngaio

Singing in the Shrouds


McCall, Wendell

Concerto in Dead Flat


McCrumb, Sharon

If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O


Moody, Bill

Death of a Tenor Man: An Evan Horne mystery – Solo Hand – The Sound of the Trumpet


Myers, Paul

Deadly CadenzaDeadly CrescendoDeadly Score – Deadly Sonata – Deadly Variations


O’Marie, Carol Anne

Advent of Dying


Patterson, James

Hide & Seek


Paul, Barbara

A Cadenza for Caruso – A Chorus of DetectivesPrima Donna at Large


Peter, Ellis

The Horn of RolandWhere There’s a Will


Peterson, Audrey

The Nocturne Murder


Randisi, Robert J.

Hey There (You With the Gun in Your Hand)


Rendell, Ruth

Death Notes


Resnicow, Herbert

The Gold Curse


Rizer, Fran

Hey, Diddle, Diddle, the Corpse and the Fiddle


Shankman, Sarah

I Still Miss My Man But My Aim is Getting Better


Skinner, Robert E.

Skin Deep, Blood Red


Slove, Gillian

Death Comes Staccato


Smiley, Jane

Duplicate Keys


Smith, Kay Nolte

Elegy for a Soprano


Smith, Rosamond

Nemesis


Snyder, Keith

Coffin’s Got the Dead Guy on the Inside: A Jason Keltner mysteryTrouble Comes Back: A Jason Keltner mystery


Stacey, Susannah

A Knife at the Opera


Sublett, Jesse

Rock Critic Murders – Tough Baby


Sussman, Susan

Cruising for Murder


Weber, Janice

Frost the FiddlerHot Ticket


Westlake, Donald

Baby, Would I Lie?


Wilson, Barbara

The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists


August 2003 Polley Staff — Last Updated October 2016 sdc

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