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“Famous music composer and conductor, Gustav Mahler is preparing for a new musical production. Unfortunately, someone does not want the show to go on. Maestro Mahler’s leading lady and lover becomes the victim of a horrible accident on set during rehearsals. It seems that Mahler was the target....”see full review » see other reviews »
“When it begins to look like the accidents that have happened at Vienna's Court Opera may, in fact, be part of a plot to kill famed conductor and composer Gustav Mahler, lawyer Karl Werthen, his new wife Berthe and criminologist Hanna Gross are asked to investigate. A cast of thousands makes the plot confusing at times, but the turn of the century Vienna setting is well done. ”VVV wrote this review Monday, October 29, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A historical mystery set in Vienna, centering around attempts on the life of Gustav Mahler. The setting is done pretty well, with lots of incidental detail, the story carries you along, even if the plot isn't particularly breath-taking. In spite of the obsession with music and Mahler, there's very little detail about music, and even though Hanns Gross plays a major role, there's also little detail about investigative technique, but the book is a pleasant enough read.”Marcus S wrote this review Friday, January 20, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“As enjoyable as the first book in the series. I will definitely read more of these.”Dianne L wrote this review Tuesday, August 30, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Karl Werthen is called upon to investigate attacks that may be targeted against Mahler. Jones weaves a very rich setting in Vienna.”Ellie wrote this review Saturday, July 3, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Enjoyed this book although it dragged at times but skimming through pages the story comes back to life. The story takes place in 1899, a young girl infatuated with the current Director of the Vienna Opera hires a lawyer/private investigator Hanns Gross to check into accidents that happen to the Director, Gustav Mahler. With the help of Hanns' wife and friend after four people are murdered, they find the 'real' muderer in the nick of time. I've been to Vienna and enjoyed reading about the city and it brought back wonderful memories. ”MJ wrote this review Friday, June 11, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Famous music composer and conductor, Gustav Mahler is preparing for a new musical production. Unfortunately, someone does not want the show to go on. Maestro Mahler’s leading lady and lover becomes the victim of a horrible accident on set during rehearsals. It seems that Mahler was the target. One of Mahler’s other lover’s Alma Schindler fears for Mahler’s life. She turns to private investigator, Karl Werthen for help. Mr. Werthen brings his old friend and criminologist, Hanns Gross in on the case. Together Werthen and Gross hope to solve the mystery before it is too late.
Requiem in Vienna is the second book in the Viennese mystery series. It can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel. As I was reading this book, I couldn’t help but feel hints of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The author of the famed Sherlock Holmes mysteries. This is a good thing, because I really loved Sherlock Holmes stories. This was one of my reasons for liking this genre. It is refreshing to find another author who could rise to the level of Sir Doyle. Mr. Jones brought to life the city of Vienna as well as his characters and storyline. This book draws you in bit by bit. I like that Mr. Jones incorporates fiction with one or two real people. True mystery fans will fall in love with this book…as I did!