“Slow burn suspense…Jim Frangione embodies the grizzled music-instructor-turned-gumshoe Jacobus. Violin performances by the author sprinkled throughout provide clues. A solid mystery!” —AudioFile Magazine
Monday, August 21, 2017 – Stockbridge, MA
Devil’s Trill: A Mystery in Sonata-Allegro Form is the first-ever audio book to integrate musical passages that provide clues to solving the mysteries! Author Gerald Elias, a renowned concert violinist himself performs the music. Blind, sharp-tongued violinist Daniel Jacobus, living in self-imposed exile in rural New England, is drawn into mysterious crimes in New York City. A stolen Stradivarius – a strangled teacher of child prodigies – Jacobus is not only the chief investigator of these misdeeds, he’s the prime suspect! A police detective hot on his tail, Jacobus roams the bucolic Berkshires, hallowed Carnegie Hall, and tradition-bound Japan, searching for answers only he can see. With alluring student Yumi and jazz-loving Nathaniel at his side, Jacobus feels his way through self-doubt and darkness. The shadowy spheres of classical music and steamy streets of the Big Apple give noir a new meaning, in the first mystery novel in the gripping Daniel Jacobus series, read by award-winning narrator Jim Frangione.