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Paganini's ghost [text (large print)] / Paul Adam.

By: Adam, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Leicester : Charnwood ; Thorpe, 2014, c2009Edition: Large print edition.Description: 348 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444818369 (hbk.).Subject(s): Paganini, Nicolò, 1782-1840 -- Fiction | Art dealers -- Crimes against -- Fiction | Music -- Competitions -- Fiction | Violin makers -- Italy -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories. | Thrillers (Fiction) | Large type books.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Paganini - showman, womanizer, dazzling virtuoso - is one of the most charismatic characters in the history of classical music. His violin, il Cannone (the Cannon), is now kept in Genoa, Italy, where it is played only once every two years in a sold-out concert by the winner of an international competition. This year, though, a Parisian art dealer is found dead in his hotel room the day after the concert. In his wallet is a scrap of sheet music, torn from a page that belongs to the competition's winner. But how did the dead man get hold of it? And why? Detective Antonio Guastafeste asks violin maker Gianni Castiglione to help him navigate the curious world of classical musicians, their priceless instruments, and the unsavory dealers who prey upon them. Together, Antonio and Gianni must unravel another mystery that has gone unanswered for over a century, one that may hold the answer to the modern-day murder.
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This is a contemporary European thriller about Paganini, Catherine the Great of Russia, and the search for a long-lost priceless treasure.

Complete and unabridged.

Originally published: New York: Felony & Mayhem Press, 2010.

Paganini - showman, womanizer, dazzling virtuoso - is one of the most charismatic characters in the history of classical music. His violin, il Cannone (the Cannon), is now kept in Genoa, Italy, where it is played only once every two years in a sold-out concert by the winner of an international competition. This year, though, a Parisian art dealer is found dead in his hotel room the day after the concert. In his wallet is a scrap of sheet music, torn from a page that belongs to the competition's winner. But how did the dead man get hold of it? And why? Detective Antonio Guastafeste asks violin maker Gianni Castiglione to help him navigate the curious world of classical musicians, their priceless instruments, and the unsavory dealers who prey upon them. Together, Antonio and Gianni must unravel another mystery that has gone unanswered for over a century, one that may hold the answer to the modern-day murder.

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