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Murder in A-Flat

(The fourth book in the Fitz Fitzgerald series)
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A missing Stradivarius occupies the center of this stale mystery, inspiring a series of murders solely by its monetary value and not for any higher motive. The violin is mainly an object of curiosity for Flynn's affable but less than sharp reporter-hero Ed Fitzgerald, seen before in Ordinary Murder and Murder on the Hudson. Fitz's passion is for Ariel, a pretty violinist in a New York-based string quartet, one of whose other players boasted he had a Strad to sell before he was shot. Fitz is drawn further into the case when an eminent violin dealer he interviewed becomes the killer's next victim, and then he himself is shot at. Bits of luthieric esoterica and quotations from Fitz's favored philosopher Marcus Aurelius fail to lift this tale, burdened by an uninventive resolution, above the ordinary. A-flat is apt.


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Hardback Editions

June 1991 : USA Hardback

Title: Murder in A-Flat
Author(s): Don Flynn
ISBN: 0-517-07078-2 / 978-0-517-07078-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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November 1988 : USA Hardback

Title: Murder in A-Flat
Author(s): Don Flynn
ISBN: 0-8027-5716-2 / 978-0-8027-5716-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Walker & Co
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Paperback Editions

July 1990 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Murder In A-flat
Author(s): Don Flynn
ISBN: 0-515-10349-7 / 978-0-515-10349-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove
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