Venice, 1745. Tito, no longer able to sing, is regaining confidence by staging operas under Maestro Torani's direction. But their beloved Teatro San Marco is in trouble--subscribers are flocking to a rival theater and the Senate is threatening to withdraw its sponsorship. To lure the audience back, Torani charges Tito with finding an extraordinary opera. Who would have thought that a second-rate composer would provide just that? Or did he? The music is so beautiful that people begin to speculate the great Vivaldi himself, dead these past four years, is the actual composer. And then there's the matter of the lead singer. The imported castrato possesses the perfect soprano voice--too perfect, in fact. Is Angeletto all that he appears to be?
As the public outcry over Angeletto's true gender and rumors about a stolen opera reach a fever pitch, Maestro Torani is visciously attacked and killed. Shocked and grieving, Tito must scramble to uncover his mentor's murderer and save the fortunes of the Teatro San Marco.
What people are saying
Publishers Weekly: “Whispers of Vivaldi has all the elements of a rollicking opera buffa; I found myself constantly changing bets on whom the ultimate villain would be (and I was fooled every time)."
Suspense Magazine: "The book is beyond delightful, and many will hear Vivaldi’s famous, ‘The Four Seasons,’ echo in their minds as they take a walk through Venice and enjoy the world of opera, and the darkness of murder."
Snippets from Amazon five-star reviews:
Take a look at the entire series on my TITO AMATO BOOKS page. Tito's first adventure, INTERRUPTED ARIA, is currently at a bargain price of $.99 on Kindle and other eBook sellers. Though each book is a self-contained mystery, starting at the beginning is the best way to become acquainted with Tito's family, plus his theater friends and rivals. And please don't be shy about telling the world what you think of my books--leave a review on your favorite site. It really helps!!!
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2014 Book Events
I'm restricting my travel lately--only one appearance on 2014's calendar so far. If any book event in south Florida would like an interesting speaker or panelist, I'm your girl. Email me and we'll talk: firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 9, 2014, Sunday, 2-4 PM: Afternoon Tea with Beverle Graves Myers at Grant County Library in Williamstown, KY
Meanwhile, check out the Historical Fiction Authors Cooperative--your source for great historical fiction
Bev & Joanne Dobson launch FACE OF THE ENEMY at The Frazier History Museum
Courtyard of our new home--my favorite writing spot