08 July 2016

Murder Mezzo Forte by Donn Taylor

About the Book
★★★★
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He is a reclusive history professor with musical hallucinations...

She a headstrong professor of religion, a converted Wiccan. Earlier, they solved a campus murder, but now police say they formed two-thirds of an illicit love triangle with a newly-murdered female colleague and they're probably guilty of her murder. A leak of the alleged scandal to the college administration threatens their jobs.

Their desperate attempt to prove themselves innocent of the triangle and the murder plunges them into a tangle of unsavory corporate relationships among college trustees. And it puts their lives in danger from a mysterious criminal organization that seems to have tentacles everywhere.

Can this ill-matched pair's stumbling efforts succeed against the entrenched forces of the police, the college's incompetent administration, and that powerful but unseen criminal organization? If not, they may end up unemployed, in prison, or suffering a fate much worse.

Murder, scandal, campus politics… Murder Mezzo Forte by Donn Taylor has all the makings of an excellent mystery as the Preston-Mara duo (first introduced in Rhapsody in Red) determines to prove their innocence. This book kept me turning page after page with delightful twists and humorous wit, and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how the complications of this mystery played out (even though I haven’t yet read Rhapsody in Red - fortunately for me, Murder Mezzo Forte can be read easily on its own). Its characters are great, its mystery well-written, and I highly recommend it to fans of mystery - you won’t be disappointed.

Thanks to LitFuse Publicity Group, I received a copy of Murder Mezzo Forte and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own. To read other opinions, be sure to check out what other reviewers think here, and purchase a copy of the book here.

About the Author
Donn Taylor led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. Afterwards, he earned a PhD in Renaissance literature and taught literature at two liberal arts colleges. His publications include three suspense novels, one historical novel, and a book of poetry. He lives near Houston, TX, where he writes fiction, poetry, and essays on current topics.

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