Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Review: 'Murder for Choir' by Joelle Charbonneau

Murder for Choir by Joelle Charbonneau, 2012, Berkley Prime Crime, $7.99, softbound, 294 pages. Category/Genre: mystery. Cover: good. Where we got it: publisher. Where you can get it: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million.

Struggling opera singer Paige Marshall is the new coach of Prospect Glen High School's show choir. When Paige finds Greg Lucas, director of the rival school's show choir, dead at the piano with a wound on his head and a mike cord round his neck, she's shocked. Oddly, fellow choir coach Larry is calm when he sees the body. Even more suspicious is the fact that Larry had a confrontation with Greg before his death. 

However, Larry isn't the only suspect. A cell phone belonging to student Eric Metz is found on the scene, and Greg made a pass at Eric's girlfriend. Dana, Greg's ex-wife, was angry with Greg because of an affair and the fact that he was getting joint custody of their son. And Curtis Bennett, North Shore High School's football coach, was angry with Greg because the choir director got Curtis's star wide receiver to give up football for choir. 

With plenty of intrigue and interesting characters, this is a book you won't want to miss. 

If you like this one, try: Little Shop of Homicide, by Denise Swanson. 

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