The Mephisto Mysteries

The Mephisto Mysteries

by Terence O'Grady

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Elizabeth McDermitt is thrilled to be a finalist for the famous Radovsky Prize, a Viennese competition featuring the best young pianists in the world. But the situation quickly becomes sinister when two young pianists are injured and unable to continue. And there are reports of strange, perhaps even supernatural events that keep everyone on edge. Finally, there is the suicide of one of the pianist’s teachers, a suicide that turns out to be a murder.
Elizabeth’s friend, David Currant, discovers that the source of these problems may be a mysterious 19th century musical manuscript by the legendary Franz Liszt, which had belonged to one of Liszt’s students, an equally mysterious Count Sebastian. But there’s a real question whether David can unravel the mystery in time to save the festival and Elizabeth herself.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940033042777
Publisher: Terence O'Grady
Publication date: 02/08/2012
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 78,505
File size: 630 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A musicologist by profession, I've written two music-themed mysteries (The Beethoven Quandary and The Mephisto Mysteries) as well as a handful of children’s books in a variety of genres.

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The Mephisto Mysteries 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this musical mystery. Well written and atmospherical, it was a great find. I look forward to reading other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun read and inventive idea about one of the great classical music legends!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great mystery for music lovers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the great things about ebooks is discovering finds like this. For those who don't know, this story is actually based off a real legend that 19th-century composer/pianist Franz Liszt made a deal with the devil to play as well as he did (ala Robert Johnson). This mystery takes that famous story and weaves its implications during a modern day piano competition. Fans of classical music will certainly enjoy this book more, but the author's tactile descriptions of the artist's relationship to their art made this book more interesting to me than a conventional cookie cutter mystery.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too much piano details
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Completely different than most mysteries, this book has intrigue and keeps the "who-dun-it" secret until the end. There is a lot of music talk and music history which might be boring to some readers, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light weight. Definitely not comparable to the popular mystery/romance writers.Too much pseudo philosophical dialog among characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply awful. Chapters end with a cliffhanger, then next chapter starts totallu unrelated. Boring.