Thursday, September 24, 2009

Black Is the Color of My True Love's Heart

Black Is the Color of My True Love's Heart is the sixth in the Inspector Felse mysteries and the fifth that I have read. The author has written under several names and uses Ellis Peters for this series. I continue to enjoy the books in the series and like them better as time passes.

from the back of the book:
The brilliantly talented singer Liri Palmer is obviously sending a message to someone in the audience. Various musicians and students are gathered for a folk music seminar at the fantastic neo-Gothic country mansion called Follymead. Most come only to sing or to listen, but one or two have non musical scores to settle. Passions run high; there is trouble brewing at Follymead.

Among the music students are Tossa Barber and her boyfriend, Dominic Felse. When tragedy strikes, Dominic privately enlists the aid of his father, Detective Inspector George Felse, to piece together a broken tune of murder.

I have also read these others in the series:

1. Fallen Into the Pit
2. Death and the Joyful Woman
3. Flight of a Witch
4. A Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

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