The authorities dismiss the death as an accidental drowning, but when Gram’s best friend drowns in the exact same spot, Cressa just knows something is off-key in this idyllic setting. Convinced that her grandmother’s death was anything but an accident, she fights her instinct to flee and starts looking into things herself.
There are lots of people and facts to consider, from the self-important property manager and his brow-beaten wife, to their salacious son, to the elderly widow who may be lacing her home-baked cookies with a dash of poison. As the body count rises, Cressa doesn’t know which will be finished first—her symphony or her life.
“Five stars out of five! I strongly recommend putting this book on your summer reading list. It is the perfect book to read while sitting by the water.” — Lynn Farris, Examiner.com
“Suspenseful and full of surprises! Agatha-nominated writer Kaye George seamlessly combines an engaging heroine, an unusual setting, and a suspicious set of characters to create a truly satisfying read.” —Judy Dailey, author, Animal, Vegetable, Murder
“Great characters. A genuine page turner.” — Marilyn Levinson, author, Twin Lakes Mystery series
“Eine Kleine Murder immediately draws you in. Once you start reading, you’ll ignore calls, texts and possibly your family until you reach the last page. The good news is that it’s well worth it!” — Laura Oles, Photo industry journalist & author
“Kaye George marries music and mystery in Eine Kleine Murder to produce an exciting, satisfying read. Brava, Ms. George!” — Kathy Waller, Austin mystery writer
“Kaye George delivers again! Cressa Caraway, classical composer, is up to her eyeballs in music, murder, and mayhem in George’s new mystery series. A rousing read.” —Gale Albright, Austin mystery writer
Kaye George is a short story writer and novelist who has been nominated for Agatha awards twice. She is the author of two mystery series, the Imogene Duckworthy humorous Texas series and the Cressa Carraway musical mystery series. Her short stories can be found in her collection, A Patchwork of Stories, as well as in Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology, All Things Dark and Dastardly, Grimm Tales, and in various online and print magazines. She reviews for Suspense Magazine, writes for several newsletters and blogs, and gives workshops on short story writing and promotion. Kaye lives in Knoxville, Tennessee. Find out more at her website, www.kayegeorge.com, or through Twitter and Facebook.
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Fairy Tales, by Art Taylor
Eb and Flo, by Josh Pachter
Crazy Cat Lady, by Barb Goffman
A Pie to Die For, by Meg Opperman
Murder at Madame Tussaud’s, by Dan Andriacco
Rooster Creek, by John M. Floyd
Don’t Bank on It, by Jack Halliday
Dixie Quickies, by Michael Bracken
Flight to the Flirty Flamingo, by Kaye George
The Italian Tile Mystery, by James Holding
Beside a Flowering Wall, by Fletcher Flora
The ABCs of Murder, by Josh Pachter
Fresh out of grad school, Cressa lands her dream job as conductor of a fledgling ensemble in Minnesota that aspires to grow into a major orchestra. Leaving her psychic friend Neek, boyfriend Daryl, and DePaul University behind, she quickly starts to wonder what she’s gotten herself into.
Cressa’s new friendship with the first chair violinist of the ensemble, Maddy Streete, gives her an opportunity to sing in a dysfunctional church choir, and also leads to an organist gig in the church across the street. While playing the organ helps supplement her meager conducting salary, it places her in empty churches more often than she’d like, forcing her to deal with homeless vagrants, drug paraphernalia—and corpses.
As she tries to make sense out of everything, Cressa digs deeper into the lives of her fellow musicians and newfound friends to uncover swirling currents of hatred, old wounds, bitter resentments—and unexpected information about the suspicious deaths of her own musician parents so many years ago.
Can Cressa sort out the clues before she becomes the next victim?