Trouble in the Brasses

Trouble in the Brasses While stranded in the wilderness an orchestra confronts a killer in its ranksAlthough he is a decorated officer of the Mounted Police Madoc Rhys s tin ear has long been an embarrassment to his music

  • Title: Trouble in the Brasses
  • Author: Charlotte MacLeod Alisa Craig
  • ISBN: 9781453277423
  • Page: 192
  • Format: ebook
  • While stranded in the wilderness, an orchestra confronts a killer in its ranksAlthough he is a decorated officer of the Mounted Police, Madoc Rhys s tin ear has long been an embarrassment to his musically fixated family But when his father s orchestra needs a policeman, the Mountie gets a chance to make daddy proud It began as pranks among the brass instruments, but someWhile stranded in the wilderness, an orchestra confronts a killer in its ranksAlthough he is a decorated officer of the Mounted Police, Madoc Rhys s tin ear has long been an embarrassment to his musically fixated family But when his father s orchestra needs a policeman, the Mountie gets a chance to make daddy proud It began as pranks among the brass instruments, but something is rotten inside the Wagstaffe Symphony, and is about to graduate to something criminal Called in to look into the tensions within the group, Madoc arrives just in time to see the French horn player keel over.The death appears natural, and the orchestra boards the plane to its next engagement But when a storm forces them to make an emergency landing and take shelter in an eerie old lodge, the extent of the danger becomes clear Madoc may never understand music, but he has a good ear for murder, and is about to show off his chops.

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    1. Naturalized US CitizenAlso wrote as Alisa CraigCharlotte MacLeod, born in New Brunswick, Canada, and a naturalized U.S citizen, was the multi award winning author of over thirty acclaimed novels Her series featuring detective Professor Peter Shandy, America s homegrown Hercule Poirot, delivers generous dollops ofwarmth, wit, and whimsy San Francisco Sunday Examiner and Chronicle But fully a dozen novels star her popular husband and wife team of Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn And her native Canada provides a backdrop for the amusing Grub and Stakers cozies written under the pseudonym Alisa Craig and the almost police procedurals starring Madoc Rhys, RCMP A cofounder and past president of the American Crime Writers League, she also edited the bestselling anthologies Mistletoe Mysteries and Christmas Stalkings.

    2. Madoc's Rhys father has been a world renowned conductor for many years. In this book, he has undertaken another long world tour with a rather boisterous symphony orchestra. His wife, a born organizer, makes the tour runs smoothly to ease the stress on her aging husband. Unfortunately, these particular musicians look for excitement in all the wrong places - drinking too much alcohol, having affairs, and orchestrating elaborate practical jokes. What first appears a joke, is actually a murder. Whil [...]

    3. Without Janet this plot was a bit slow, but having Madoc's father and mother in the story was great, especially since his mother finally got to see how he worked and stopped saying her son worked for the government in research because it was so embarrassing to have a policeman for a son. Sir Emlyn's character shows some surprising traits. I particularly loved it when he grabbed the sedate Lady Rhys and kissed her. Even Madoc was surprised, and he must have been somewhat used to it, one would thi [...]

    4. Another delightful Charlotte MacLeod novel. I read this before, back when I was in high school, not long after it came out. I liked it as much as I remembered, even if I couldn't remember the particular points of the story. Madoc and his family are absolutely wonderful characters. My main quibble with this story is that there are too many characters (~around 20 at the lodge alone) to really allow for any of them to be fully developed. Many of them just sort of blended into one another in the bac [...]

    5. Madoc is called upon by his father to join them, leaving Janet with her brother and sister-in-law. Sir Emlyn is guest conducting the Wagstaffe Symphony orchestra on tour, and he is having problems. Madoc arrives just before the orchestra is due to leave for a festival, and sees a French horn player escorted off the stage to die during intermission. The dead man is noted for his delicate stomach and incautious (and constant) eating, so the death is put down to that. Madoc, his parents, and most o [...]

    6. Despite the title, it isn’t just the brass section of the Wagstaffe Symphony Orchestra that’s troubled. In this fourth book in the series featuring Detective Inspector Madoc Rhys of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Rhys’ famous father, renowned conductor Sir Emlyn Rhys, has become worried about strange goings-on in the orchestra. But cruel pranks give way to murder when a French horn player is poisoned; soon thereafter, other musicians suffer as well, although I don’t want to spoil it [...]

    7. Stranded in the Canadian wilderness with an orchestra's first chair musicians, a choir's leading singers, the conductor and his wife and a few miscellaneous characters is a great setting for a wild west murder mystery

    8. First book I've read about murder involving an orchestra and a Canadian RMP. Set up nicely. There was a lot of talking, talking, talking. Not saying that's bad, just different. Learned a couple of new words. I'm going to read another of her books.

    9. An OK read, not terrible, not fantastic but OK. For me, the beginning was really long (about 3/4 of the book) and the ending rather rushed but the story overall is OK.

    10. One of the RCMP Madoc Rhys mysteries by Charlotte MacLeod writing as Alisa Craig. In this story, the mountie is recruited by his father, an orchestra conductor to come along on a concert to find out why he is having personnel problems. That's when a musician is murdered. The scenery is in for a change and the problems continue. This is a pretty good story.

    11. #4 in the Madoc Rhys series. Author Alisa Craig is a pseudonym for noted mystery author Charlotte MacLeod.RCMP Inspector Madoc Rhys series - Although he is a decorated officer of the Mounted Police, Madoc Rhys's tin ear has long been an embarrassment to his musically fixated family. But when his father's orchestra needs a policeman, the Mountie gets a chance to make daddy proud. It began as pranks among the brass instruments, but something is rotten inside the Wagstaffe Symphony, and is about to [...]

    12. I am sorry to see the last of Rhys and Janet, though Janet barely appears in this book. A bit of heavy handed humor and an interesting mystery, but it's the personalities that take center stage in this book. And finally, Rhys is no longer the black sheep in his mother's eyes as his skills save the day!

    13. A 4th series by Charlotte MacLeod: Inspector Rhys of the RCMP (Mounties); these are okay - all her work is fine - but these are probably my least favorite of her series.

    14. DifferentA lot of fun frolicking and murder in a musical way. Enjoyed the story liked the main character especially how he solved the crime

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