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by Karen Sturges

eBook Death of a Pooh-Bah (Music Lover's Mysteries) download ISBN: 0553581317
Author: Karen Sturges
Publisher: Bantam; 1st edition (October 31, 2000)
Language: English
ePub: 1979 kb
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Rating: 4.8
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Category: Mystery
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Amid the intrigue, Sturges (who began her Music Lover's Mystery series with Death of a Baritone) gives Phoebe time to. .

Amid the intrigue, Sturges (who began her Music Lover's Mystery series with Death of a Baritone) gives Phoebe time to explore the possibility of a new man in her life and dishes up an engaging story with broad appeal. DEATH OF A POOH-BAH is a well-done amateur sleuth mystery that will appeal to baby boomers because the star is one. Karen Sturges has cleverly executed the who-done-it due to the red herrings and plethora of false leads. Although readers might raise an eyebrow (like the Rock) as to why Phoebe starts her inquires, everyone will find this puzzler too good to put down until finished.

Book in the Music Lover's Mystery Series).

Death of a Pooh-Bah A long-lost aunt's invitation brings Phoebe to Northampton, Massachusetts, and a post as stage manager of a lively community production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. But beneath the operetta's sweet harmonies and rollicking whimsy, she observes more than one sour note. Many in the cast have a grudge against Dr. E. Foster Ballard, whose pompous self-absorption makes him perfect for his role as Lord Pooh-Bah.

Music Lover's Mystery Series. 2 primary works, 2 total works. Book 1. Death of a Baritone: A Music Lover's Mystery. Phoebe Mullins spent years as a peacemake. ore. Shelve Death of a Baritone: A Music Lover's Mystery.

Death of a Pooh-Bah book. Death of a Pooh-Bah Original Title. Death of a Pooh-Bah (Music Lover's Mysteries). 0553581317 (ISBN13: 9780553581317). A long-lost aunt's invitation brings Phoebe to Northampton, Massachusetts, and a post as stage manager of a lively community production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado.

Phoebe Mullins's love of music took her around the world with her conductor husband, and more recently helped her solve a murder in an opera colony. if it doesn't prove to be her swan song.

Music Lover's Mysteries. Random House Publishing Group.

The second volume in Karen Sturges's acclaimed musical mystery series features the return of sleuth Phoebe Mullins and a medley of malice and murder at an amateur theatre company's production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Mikado". Phoebe Mullins's love of music took her around the world with her conductor husband, and more recently helped her solve a murder in an opera colony. Music Lover's Mysteries.

Death of a Baritone: A Music Lover's Mystery (Music Lover's Mysteries). Are you sure you want to remove Karen Sturges from your list?

Death of a Baritone: A Music Lover's Mystery (Music Lover's Mysteries).

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Phoebe Mullins's love of music took her around the world with her conductor husband, and more recently helped her solve a murder in an opera colony. Now her musical passion may prove instrumental in solving the case of another slain singer...if it doesn't prove to be her swan song. Death of a Pooh-BahA long-lost aunt's invitation brings Phoebe to Northampton, Massachusetts, and a post as stage manager of a lively community production of Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado. But beneath the operetta's sweet harmonies and rollicking whimsy, she observes more than one sour note. Many in the cast have a grudge against Dr. E. Foster Ballard, whose pompous self-absorption makes him perfect for his role as Lord Pooh-Bah. But who hates him enough to stab him in the back with his own prized Japanese dagger? Could it be the feminist militants who've been protesting The Mikado's misogynist lyrics? His catty ex? Or one of the Three Little Maids who've had enough of his wandering hands? And what dark history did Phoebe's own aunt have with Ballard? Soon another corpse suggests E. Foster's killer has got a little list...and Phoebe's inquiries may just have put her at the top of it.
Comments: (7)
Jek
Very enjoyable especially if you know "the Mikado" by Gilbert and Sullivan since the whole mystery is set during the rehearsals for that operetta.
VAZGINO
If you've ever thought about participating in a community (that is, non-professional) theatre or other performance group, you should read this book first. Oh, not that every such organization will suffer the loss of one of the star performers the way the Northampton Repertory Company did, and thank goodness for that, or we'd be all out of live performances in no time. But, Karen Sturges has obviously participated; otherwise she could never have gotten the characters and other back-stage business so well-defined as she has in this book.
The author also not only knows her music, she is a terrific writer and story-teller, with an awesome ability to plot in a believable manner.
Phoebe Mullins has led a life that would devour someone less strong. An only child, she describes herself thusly: "...I, who had lost a mother at eighteen, a father at twenty-two, a baby at twenty-six, a husband at forty-seven..." Had she not immense inner reserves she hadn't known she possessed, Phoebe might well have collapsed into a puddle somewhere. But now, a bit more than a year after becoming a widow, she receives a letter from a long-lost aunt, with an invitation to come visit.
A mere handful of days later, Phoebe is not only happily ensconced in the big old Victorian house with her Aunt Portia and Portia's sister-in-law, Anandi, but also finds herself as choreographer and then stage manager for the premiere production of the newly-formed company--the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, The Mikado.
Of course, murder rears it's ugly head--not once, but twice, and Phoebe finds herself heading the list of suspects. She also finds herself with not one, but two possible suitors, and for a forty-eight-year-old-widow, this is heady country, indeed. Her wry asides about this and other events will prompt you to giggles and/or guffaws.
The music winds its way as sensuously through the book as it does through the operetta, and if the casting is a bit too much to type in some cases, and not enough in others, well, that's a fact of life in community theatre. Not everyone can be a star. Karen Sturges clearly is, and with eager anticipation, I look forward to her next curtain call.
Xtani
Phoebe has spent most of her life taking care of first her father and then her husband; both heavily involved in the music world. She kept the groupies away from both males, developed their schedules, and insured they stuck to their commitments. When her spouse died, Phoebe is shocked to learn she is broke thanks to their financial advisor's embezzling their funds.

Phoebe knows she needs a job and to begin to take care of her own needs, but has no idea where to start. Aunt Portia invites Phoebe to visit her in Northampton, Massachusetts. Taking advantage of the reprieve, Phoebe travels to her aunt's home, and soon becomes part of the local community by helping with a production of the Mikado. However, things turn ugly when someone murders the universally disliked star of the show followed by the killing of a second casts member. Phoebe begins an investigation that places her in danger from an unknown assailant.

DEATH OF A POOH-BAH is a well-done amateur sleuth mystery that will appeal to baby boomers because the star is one. Karen Sturges has cleverly executed the who-done-it due to the red herrings and plethora of false leads. Although readers might raise an eyebrow (like the Rock) as to why Phoebe starts her inquires, everyone will find this puzzler too good to put down until finished.

Harriet Klausner
TheMoonix
This is one of those books that seems designed for divorced middle-aged women looking for something to pass the time; it's for the people too nice to get into casual affairs, alcoholism and daytime TV, I guess. As such, I can see why it is so talky and gentle, so cheesy and sentimental, yet also so realistic in its characters and their situations. It's like a gentle reintroduction to adult reality. Phoebe Mullins, the head character, is like a sacrificial lamb bearing everything most of us hope will not happen to us: death of a spouse, death of a child, social failure, lack of place. She finds a new home with her aunt and gets enmeshed in a Gilbert and Sullivan theatrical production where a murder occurs. That's the setting, and it is built upon with expert care, never leaving behind reality as we know it. The mystery is intriguingly several layers deep, past appearance, and while the author spends plenty of time in the second half of the book milking us away from the murderer, it on the whole has a measured pace of discovery. The mention of different types of music is mostly for comedy's sake, as are the G&S references, but they don't detract; it's not wholly from that dreaded category known as "boutique books" like the murder mysteries for cat lovers or chronic stutterers. I would recommend this book to people who are looking for a light read.
LONUDOG
I normally avoid amateur sleuth novels like the plague. Even in fiction, I personally prefer realism - something the average amateur PI novel doesn't often have.

However, being a singer by trade, I will ocassionally pick something up because it's related to music I perform, and that's how I found this novel. My expectations were pretty low, you can imagine that I was very pleasantly surprised to find this an interesting, engaging novel with occasionaly splashes of wit, and an eye for believable but catchy plot twists.

Though G&S fans will enjoy this book a bit more than would the unacquainted, it's still accessible to those who've never been subjected to multiple, drunken renditions of "I've got a little list..."
spark
Not for me- long and drawn out