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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: M Farr
Author: Farr, Sebastian,
Title: Death on the down beat :
Remainder of title: an orchestral fantasy of detection /
Summary, etc. note: "This addition to the Crime Classics series is an immersive musical mystery, featuring diagrams of the orchestra arrangement and four pages of musical notation with relevance to the plot. First published in 1941 but out-of-print since, this is by a lost writer of the genre, Sebastian Farr (a pseudonym for Eric Walter Blom), a prolific Swiss-born and British-naturalised music lexicographer, music critic and writer. The headline from The Maningpool Telegraph read: TRAGIC DEATH OF SIR NOEL GRAMPIAN - shot during performance - Symphony Concert Calamity As a rousing Strauss piece is reaching its crescendo in Maningpool Civic Hall, the talented yet obnoxious conductor Sir Noel Grampian is shot dead in full view of the Municipal Orchestra and the audience. It was no secret that he had many enemies - musicians and music critics among them - but to be killed in mid flow suggests an act of the coldest calculation. Told through the letters and documents sent by D.I. Alan Hope to his wife as he puzzles through the dauntingly vast pool of suspects and scant physical evidence in the case, this is an innovative and playful mystery underscored by the author's extensive experience of the highly-strung world of music professionals. First published in 1941, this new edition returns Farr's only crime novel to print to receive its long-deserved encore"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781728278599
: (trade paperback)
: (epub)
Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781728278599
Description conventions: rda
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PR6003.L56
Edition number: 23/eng/20230525
Classification number: 823/.912
Dates associated with a name: 1888-1959,
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: Sebastian Farr ; with an introduction by Martin Edwards.
Edition statement: Reprint of 1941 edition.
Place of publication: Naperville, IL
Name of publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Date of publication: c. 1941; this edition c.2021;2023
Projected publication date: 2309
: Naperville, Illinois :
: Poisoned Pen Press,
: [2023]
Extent: viii; 190 p.; 18 cm.
Other physical details: pbk.
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: txt
: rdamedia
: computer
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: online resource
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Series statement: British Library crime classics
: Provided by publisher.
Source of acquisition: B & T 12/29/2023
Purchase price: $ 14.99
: Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.
Subject: Murder investigation-England-Fiction
Subject: Orchestras-England-Mystery fiction.
Subject: Music Conductors-Crimes against-Mystery fiction.
Source of term: lcgft
Source of term: lcgft
Genre/form data or focus term: Novels.
Genre/form data or focus term: Detective and mystery fiction.
Personal name: Edwards, Martin,
Dates associated with a name: 1955-
Relator term: writer of introduction.
Main entry heading: Farr, Sebastian, 1888-1959.
Place, publisher, and date of publication: Naperville, Illinois : Poisoned Pen Press, [2023]
Display text: Print version:
Title: Death on the down beat
Record control number: (DLC) 2023019123
International Standard Book Number: 9781728278599
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: ecip ebook 2023-05-25
: LC online resource
: 2023-05-25

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