Suddenly, Aurora Lewis’s dreams of performing in Carnegie Hall are shattered.
It is 1911, and fifteen-year-old Aurora arrives for her violin lesson on a blustery winter morning in New York City. But she discovers her professor is missing and his music studio window is open. Aurora then sees the body of her beloved professor lying in the alley below—just as hooligans in the street accuse her of giving him the fatal push.
Whisked from the scene of the crime by her friend Theo Eckstein—who claims she’s his fiancée in order to get her away—Aurora arrives home in time to prepare her parents for the inevitable visit by the suspicious Detective O’Shea. But the young violinist is already on a mission to solve the murder and clear her name—with the help of her friends Theo, Bill, and Eddie. As the four slowly begin to unravel the mystery, one strange clue after the other begins to surface. But can Aurora crack the case in time to escape the dreaded Paganini Curse?
In this chilling tale woven with musical intrigue, a teenager must use her ingenuity and determination to find a murderer—before she becomes the next victim.
- iUniverse, January 2013
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