Praise for Interrupted Aria...
"Myers' absorbing first novel...recreates the opera seria of the time in fascinating detail."
"This is an amazing book. Hard to believe that it's her first. I hope to read many more." -Sara Hoskinson Frommer
author of the Joan Spencer mysteries
Venice, 1731. Opera is the popular entertainment of the day. Tito Amato, mutilated as a boy to preserve his enchanting soprano voice, returns to the city of his birth with his friend Felice, a singer whose voice has failed.
Disaster strikes Tito's opera premier when the singer loses one beloved friend to poison and another to unjust accusation and arrest. Alarmed that the merchant-aristocrat who owns the theater is pressing the authorities to close the case, Tito races the executioner to find the real killer. The possible suspects could people the cast of one of his operas: a libertine nobleman and his spurned wife, a jealous soprano, an ambitious composer, and a patrician family bent on the theater's ruin.
With carnival gaiety swirling around him and rousing Venetian passions to an ominous crescendo, Tito finds astonishing secrets lurking behind the masks of his own family and friends.
Kentucky native Beverle Graves Myers studied history at the University of Louisville, earned a degree in medicine, and now writes mystery fiction fulltime. She and husband Lawrence live in Louisville, Kentucky. Interrupted Aria is first in her Tito Amato Mystery series.