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Killing in C Sharp

Auteur(s): Alexia Gordon
Narrateur(s): Helen Duff
Durée: 9 h et 30 min

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Gethsemane fought off an attack by a sleazy hotel developer who wanted to turn her Irish cottage into a tourist trap. But now she must face a vengeful ghost determined to exact revenge for a murder that took place centuries ago.

This ghost's wrath spares no one - not Gethsemane's students, Inspector Niall O'Reilly, fellow teacher Frankie Grennan, or the group of ghost hunters that has descended on Dunmullach to capture proof that ghosts exist....

Proof that Gethsemane has to quash to keep Eamon, her resident ghost and friend, from becoming an internet sensation.

As if a spiteful specter wasn't bad enough, a crooked music reviewer turns up dead in the opera-house orchestra pit, a famous composer is arrested for the crime, and Gethsemane must team up with a notorious true-crime author to clear his name.

Because if she doesn't, friends will die, a ghost she cares about will never know peace, and she'll star in a final act gruesome enough for any opera.

©2018 Alexia Gordon (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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  • Victoria J. Mejia-Gewe
  • 2019-02-07

Amazing audio performance of a great book!

Killing in C Sharp
In Killing in C Sharp by Alexia Gordon, musical virtuoso Dr. Gethsemane Brown, who teaches music at St. Brennan’s, an all- boys’ school in Dunmullach, Ireland, is facing visits from two different groups of people. First, St. Brennan’s is hosting Aed Devlin, who is trying to make a comeback in his formerly brilliant composing career as he debuts a new opera at his alma mater. Then, Gethsemane’s landlord is allowing a television show, Ghost Hunting Adventures, to search at the historic cottage the musician rents. The paranormal experts want to locate the ghost of Eamon McCarthy, the greatest composer of the 20th century, whom Gethsemane vindicated of murdering his wife and then committing suicide in Murder in G Major. Since Eamon actually does live as a ghost at Carraigfaire, the cottage he owned during life, Gethsemane has an incentive to get the group out of her house before they discover the truth and lead hordes of curiosity seekers to Dunmullach and Carraigfaire.

As Gethsemane and Father Tim Keating make plans to distract the ghost hunters with the 13th century Hungarian curse of Maja Zoltán that Aed is featuring in his new opera, the music reviewer whose lies destroyed Aed’s career shows up in Dunmullach, causing a huge stir. Bernard Stoltz got caught demanding bribes for good reviews and destroying the careers of those who didn’t pay up. So when Bernard gets murdered during a rehearsal for the new opera, Aed falls under suspicion. And in the meantime, the vengeful ghost of Maja Zoltán shows up and causes destruction and terror. Now, despite Gethsemane’s earlier desire to keep Eamon out of the way of the ghost hunters, she needs his help to fight this evil spirit and solve the murder of the corrupt reviewer.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Killing in C Sharp, which had an interesting plot and highly creative characters. I would typically not enjoy a book with as much paranormal activity as this one has, in particular the evil spirit, but I really had a good time. Though the character of Eamon is a ghost, we have come to love him as a regular character as well as any other character in the book. I did find it curious how many people in the community are aware of Eamon’s ghost, as well as the presence of other ghosts, since all the paranormal cozy mysteries I have read feature just one ghost whom only one person can see or knows about. The plot keeps things moving and is very exciting. I also liked that several cultures have converged upon Dunmullach, including the Southern African American culture of Gethsemane, the other American cultures of the ghost hunters, and the Irish culture of the locals.

Helen Duff performs the audio edition of this book and does an impressive job of making Killing in C Sharp a delightful listening experience. This book features characters from different regions of the U.S. and U.K., and Duff shifts effortlessly among the many accents, making each seem highly realistic. Duff makes each character seem alive through her choice of voices that perfectly suit each one. I listen to hundreds of audiobooks each year, and this stands out as one of the most impressive of 2018.

I appreciated the experience of listening to Killing in C Sharp. It was a very fun book that kept me drawn to the adventure. If you haven’t listened to or read Murder in G Major and Death in D Minor, then I recommend reading the first two books before this one, especially the first. And the quality of the audiobook is so incredible that I highly recommend the audiobook version of this book. I give it five stars!

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  • Jan
  • 2018-06-05

Another DON"T MISS !

Maestra, urban-fantasy, ghosts, action-adventure, suspense -----
Gethsemane Brown really needs a consult with Prof Croft! My favorite hero, her ghostly best friend, a genius younger sister of one of her students, and too few others are faced with a whole new crazy. Without spoilers or a too involved sum up, the Irish village gets in the path of an insane destructive spirit and it's a nail biter to the end! There are several entwined subplots, some humor and snarks, detestable characters, music, and advanced technology. Something for everyone! Excellent read.
The narration is ably performed by Helen Duff.

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  • Beatrice
  • 2018-03-31

5 stars

Killing in C Sharp is a well written cozy mystery with engaging characters and an interesting plot. I like how Gethsemane interacts with the villagers and stands up for what she believes. The mystery is well paced with several twists and turns. I look forward to the next book in this series.