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Sunday, March 8, 2015

"Beethoven's Tenth", by Brian Harvey

A Frank Ryan Mystery
Book 1

This is a “ Rapid Reads” , a paperback of 139 pages in huge characters, one everyone could easily zipped through in no time. This book is excellent for readers with short attention spans and for young adult who like a fast paced mystery.

This smart page-turner is well-written with no fuss and no extra words to bog down the flow. It has all good elements wrapped in few words: a piano technician as hero, a mystery around a manuscript of Beethoven’s first three movements of The Tenth Symphony and the required twist to throw us a curve at the end and pique our interest to pursue with this series.

This is an entertaining quick read I am Happy to have received throw LibraryThing’s Reviewer program.

Synopsis copied from Goodreads

Piano tuner Frank Ryan is paid in kind by an aging music teacher with an old manuscript that turns out to be Beethoven's Tenth Symphony. Launched into a world of intrigue and violence, Ryan, an unlikely sleuth, realizes he must use his wits to conquer his enemies and solve the mystery of the manuscript. In the process Ryan discovers who he can trust and what he is made of

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