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The Devil in Music

(The fourth book in the Julian Kestrel series)
A novel by

Dilys Awards Best Book (nominee)
Agatha Award Best Novel
At a mist-shrouded villa on Lake Como, an Italian nobleman is grooming a young English tenor for a career on the glittering operatic stage. Before their sojourn is over, one will die by violence and the other will disappear. Enter Julian Kestrel, Regency dandy and amateur sleuth. Travelling on the Continent with his ex-pickpocket valet, Dipper, Kestrel is irresistibly drawn into this baffling murder case. Among the suspects are a runaway wife and her male soprano lover; a liberal nobleman at odds with Italy's Austrian overlords; a mocking Frenchman with perfect pitch; and a beautiful, clever woman who begins to haunt Kestrel's dreams. Soon Kestrel is caught between the shadowy Carbonari - secret rebels against the Austrians - and the equally ruthless Austrian-sponsored police. But at the heart of the mystery is the captivating tenor known only as "Orfeo." Was he a political agent? A callous adventurer? A jealous lover? These questions take on a new urgency when the killer strikes again. And as Kestrel uncovers the truth, he risks becoming the next victim.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for Kate Ross's The Devil in Music

Hardback Editions

September 1997 : USA Hardback

Title: The Devil in Music (Julian Kestrel Mystery)
Author(s): Kate Ross
ISBN: 0-670-86359-9 / 978-0-670-86359-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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September 1997 : UK Hardback

Title: Devil in Music
Author(s): Kate Ross
ISBN: 0-340-64925-9 / 978-0-340-64925-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

December 2013 : USA Paperback

Title: The Devil in Music: Julian Kestrel #4
Author(s): Kate Ross
ISBN: 1-937384-71-3 / 978-1-937384-71-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
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July 1998 : UK Paperback

Title: The Devil in Music
Author(s): Kate Ross
ISBN: 0-14-026364-0 / 978-0-14-026364-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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March 1998 : UK Paperback

Title: Devil in Music (A Julian Kestrel mystery)
Author(s): Kate Ross
ISBN: 0-340-64926-7 / 978-0-340-64926-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK