Orchestrated Murder A Pratt Ellis Mystery Something is terribly wrong at Symphony Hall Luigi Spadafini the symphony s star conductor has been murdered and the entire orchestra has confessed to the crime This is the mess that Detective Lieut

  • Title: Orchestrated Murder: A Pratt & Ellis Mystery
  • Author: Rick Blechta
  • ISBN: 9781554698851
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • Something is terribly wrong at Symphony Hall Luigi Spadafini, the symphony s star conductor, has been murdered and the entire orchestra has confessed to the crime This is the mess that Detective Lieutenant Pratt walks into one Saturday morning Overworked and tired, he s also saddled with Detective Ellis, the newest member of the homicide squad and still very wet behindSomething is terribly wrong at Symphony Hall Luigi Spadafini, the symphony s star conductor, has been murdered and the entire orchestra has confessed to the crime This is the mess that Detective Lieutenant Pratt walks into one Saturday morning Overworked and tired, he s also saddled with Detective Ellis, the newest member of the homicide squad and still very wet behind the ears.With both the mayor and several big shots from the symphony s board of directors demanding a speedy resolution of the crisis, Pratt is pushed to the limit The trouble is, he also faces a seemingly endless list of suspects with good reasons to want the philandering Spadafini dead With the clock ticking, Pratt is forced to use both his wits and the computer skills of Detective Ellis to solve the mystery.

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    1. This is a tightly written police procedural with a winning plot. It is a short book a person could easily finish in an afternoon.

    2. When Detective Pratt arrives at Symphony Hall to see what all the brouhaha is about, he is told that Luigi Spadini, the orchestra leader is dead; not of natural causes judging by the cello wire wrapped around his neck. Detective Pratt and his rookie squad member, Ellis, start the investigation in the normal way but are flummoxed when they find out the entire orchestra has confessed to his murder. Really? Seriously? I couldn't get 4 people to agree on dinner, never mind getting a large crowd to l [...]

    3. I chose this book as an introduction to Rick Blechta's writing both as part of my project to read Canadian crime writers and because I have registered for "Crime in the Vines" featuring readings by Rick Blechta, Giles Blunt ant Robert Rotenberg I thought I better read at least one of Rick's books before that evening. I am really glad that I did and I most surely will read some more of his books! I know this was a novella, barely past the short story length and a quick read ( just less than 2 hou [...]

    4. Detective Lieutenant Pratt of the Homicide Division is tired. When his boss tells him that the symphony conductor has been murdered, Pratt realizes his hope for a peaceful day just won’t come to pass. To make things worse, a rookie policeman is assigned to follow him around AND every member of the orchestra has confessed to the murder. As the two officers unravel the truths and lies told to them, Pratt finds new respect for Ellis, the young policeman. Orca Book Publishers’ Rapid Reads books [...]

    5. I read this book because I am looking for reading material for two women from Japan who I tutor through an ESL program. They both like mysteries and the book is around the right reading level for them. It is an interesting story and moves quickly. The vocabulary will be a little bit challenging for my students, but they should be able to follow along with a dictionary or smartphone translation app. It is an adult story and does not require a lot of specific context or background knowledge to und [...]

    6. The Rapid Reads imprint features adult characters and situations rather than the teens featured in the Orca series. While the reading level remains low, the appeal for middle and high school students will also be quite low.Detective Pratt is called in to solve the murder of the symphony orchestra conductor. The biggest obstacle is that all 76 members of the orchestra have confessed to doing the deed. Pratt and his assistant Ellis must sift through all the evidence to figure out who the real culp [...]

    7. A typical whodunit about the murder of a maestro of one of the top Canadian orchestras in Toronto. The ending was quite predictable - actually the first scene that the murderer was in I guessed he/she was the culprit! I didn’t get how 76 members of the orchestra all confessed, but then when they were individually questioned they all had alibis? Where did the mass confession go? It was interesting in that Blechta combined his love of crime fiction with music, and I haven't read other mysteries [...]

    8. This is really a short story and I wish it was a full-length book. I was starting to like both the main detective and the new detective he is training. However, in so few pages the reader isn't able to get a good sense of the mystery and suspects. There really aren't clues planted along the way, so the conclusion seems like it could have been anyone without the "oh yes, I see how we were leading to that."

    9. Picked up this book since it brings together two of my favorite topics, murder and music.But it turned out to be quite underwhelming, perhaps partly due to the relatively short length.

    10. It's a quick read c 138 e-pages. It was fun & fast. Quick character development & I liked the characters. It all took place in one day & the murder was easily solved.

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