Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Rhapsody in Red

If you like edge-of-seat murder mysteries, music, witticisms, and a salting of romance you will love “Rhapsody in Red” by Donn Taylor, who graciously sent me a signed copy when I commented on his interview on my agency's blog, From the Heart.

From the back cover: “Preston Barclay is a self-made recluse (and he likes it that way). Teaching college history allows him time to grieve the loss of his pianist wife and find relief from the musical hallucinations that have been playing in his head since her death. But when he and a headstrong colleague, Mara Thorn, discover the body of another instructor on campus, Press’s monotonous solitude is destroyed.

“When the preliminary evidence singles out Press and Mara, they must take some chances (including trusting each other) to build their own defense—by bending the rules just a little bit.
“They choose to form an unlikely alliance to stay ahead of the police, the college’s wary and incompetent administration, and whoever is trying to get away with murder. Otherwise, they both might end up unemployed, behind bars, or worse…”

In spite of little time for leisure reading, I made time for hearty helpings of this superbly-crafted plate full of mystery, with flavorful side dishes of humor and romance.

If you’d like to purchase Rhapsody in Red, go here . Although I usually share my wealth, this is one book I refuse to give away!
What great book are you currently reading?


  1. Oooh, sounds great! What a review. :-)
    I'm reading Just Between You and Me by Jenny B Jones. I've never read her work before. It's really good. Very hooky. :-)

  2. I'm reading Erica Vetsch's debut book and am enjoying it immensely!

  3. I've heard of Jenny B Jones, but haven't read any of hers.

    So happy for Erica. When someone debuts a book, it give me hope for mine...

  4. Fun! I have three books and my Bible next to my bed but I can always add one more.

    Any suggestions on mystery for Christian teens? Perriti is good, I know.

  5. This sounds like a page turner!

    For me reading for leisure has been put to the side, I am reading "Fire in Fiction."

  6. The book sounds good. I've thought about your five word challenge, even though it scares me, I know you'll be kind and give me the right five words. hugs, :O)

  7. Ooo, sounds like a goodie! I'm itching to start reading Tessa Dare's A Lady of Persuasion, but I'll have to wait until the weekend!

  8. I'm reading In His Steps Again by a writer in my writers group:))

  9. Dear Parsley:
    I emailed Tamela, an agent who represents teen authors. When she gets back to me, I'll let you know what suspense novels are out there for this age group.


  10. oooo, that sounds like a good one! I'll remember to look for that title. Thanks

  11. This is the second review I've seen on this book. It sounds like a winner. Thanks, Jen.

    Susan :)

  12. Thank you, Jen, for your kind comments and enthusiasm. If you enjoyed "Rhapsody," I've accomplished my purpose. My best to you and all the other readers.
    Donn Taylor
    Rhapsody in Red
    Dust and Diamond: Poems of Earth and Beyond
    The Lazarus File

  13. Sounds like a great book! I am currently reading "The Voice of the Muse" by Mark David Gerson.


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