My plan this year for my contributions to Friday's Forgotten Books hosted by Pattinase is to feature books I read 20 years ago - in 1993- from the records I have in my "little green book", which I started in 1975.
In 1993 I read
111 books and was pretty well addicted to crime fiction by then.
It was published in 1988, #5 in Myers' Mark Holland series.
There were 6 novels in the series, published over 5 years, and since then Myers appears to have disappeared off the fiction writing landscape. [I believe he is a Canadian musician and writer who was part of a band called the
Gravelberrys, although this could be another Paul Myers.]
1. Deadly Variations (1985)
2. Deadly Cadenza (1986)
3. Deadly Aria (1987)
4. Deadly Sonata (1987)
5. Deadly Score (1988)
6. Deadly Crescendo (1989)
Synopsis (Reed Publishing)
Since 1976, former spy Mark Holland has been managing classical
musicians on tour. Ten years later in Tokyo, another agent, shot and
dying, entrusts him with a message and Mark suspects that the games
being played by his former bosses and international competitors are
dirtier than before.
Conferring with former colleagues in America and
England, Holland intuits a sordid conspiracy in the making. He has no
facts, however, as he leaves for Berlin to confer with a client, the
renowned conductor Konstantin Steigel. Hoping to secretly buy recently
discovered Gustave Mahler scores, Steigel asks Holland to handle the
deal in East Berlin. Tense events reach a horrifying climax, with
Holland seized and tortured, released only after an "arrangement"
between British and Soviet agencies.
He is traveling again, out to
settle the "deadly score," as the author, a classical record producer,
ends the story on a note of quivering suspense.
Why MYSTERIES? Because that is the genre I read.
Why PARADISE? Because that is where I live.
Among other things, this blog, the result of a 2008 New Year's resolution,
will act as a record of books that I've read, and random thoughts.
13 September 2013
Forgotten Book: DEADLY SCORE, Paul Myers
Posted by Kerrie at 3:57:00 pm
Labels: Friday's forgotten books, Paul Myers
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Kerrie - Oh, a mix of music and mystery. Sounds like my kind of story. This is a series I ought to get to know.
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