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Mystery, Music, Murder, Mayhem

This list of musically-themed mystery novels or short story collections was compiled by the Staff of the Polley Music Library, a specialized department of the Lincoln City Libraries.

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Atkins, Ace Crossroad Blues: A Nick Travers mystery
Dirty South: A Nick Travers mystery
Leavin' Trunk Blues: A Nick Travers mystery
Barnes, Linda Steel Guitar
Bartholomew, Nancy Your Cheatin' Heart
Bastable, Bernard Dead, Mr. Mozart
Beck, K.K. Cold Smoked
A Hopeless Case
We Interrupt This Broadcast
Cain, James M. Serenade
Carter, Charlotte Coq Au Vin
Drumsticks: A Nanette Hayes mystery
Rhode Island Red
Crispin, Edmund Holy Disorders
Daheim, Mary Bantam of the Opera
Saks & Violins: A Bed-and-Breakfast Mystery
Deaver, Jeffery Mistress of Justice
Dunn, Carola Requiem for a Mezzo
Dunnett, Dorothy The Photogenic Soprano
Farmer, Jerrilyn Perfect Sax
Ferrigno, Robert Dead Silent
Friedman, Kinky Musical Chairs
Frommer, Sara Hoskinson Buried in Quilts
Murder & Sullivan
Murder in C Major
The Vanishing Violinist
Gilpatrick, Noreen The Piano Man
Goldborough, Robert Murder in E Minor: A Nero Wolfe mystery
Gollin, James Broken Consort
Eliza's Galiardo
The Philomel Foundation
The Verona Passamezzo
Greenwood, Kerry Ruddy Gore
Gur, Batya Murder Duet: A Musical Case
Haines, Carolyn Crossed Bones
Wishbones
Hambly, Barbara Die Upon a Kiss
Fever Season
A Free Man of Color
Graveyard Dust
Sold Down the River
Harrod-Eagles, Cynthia Grave Music
Orchestrated Death
Hauser, Thomas The Beethoven Conspiracy
Higgins, Thomas Solo
Higgins, Joan A Little Death Music
Jarvis, Fred G. Murder at the Met
Jeffers, H. Paul Rubout at the Onyx
Joss, Morag Funeral Music
Kallen, Lucille C.B. Greenfield: A Little Madness
C.B. Greenfield: No Lady in the House
C.B. Greenfield: The Piano Bird
C.B. Greenfield: The Tanglewood Murder
Kuhlken, Ken The Venus Deal
Landrum, Graham The Sensational Music Club Mystery
Langton, Jane Divine Inspiration: A Homer Kelly mystery
The Memorial Hall Murder
The Shortest Day: Murder at the Revels
Leather, Edwin The Mozart Score
L'Engle, Madeleine A Severed Wasp
Leroux, Gaston The Phantom of the Opera
Leslie, John Blue Moon: A Gideon Lowry mystery
Killing Me Softly: A Gideon Lowry mystery
Love For Sale: A Gideon Lowry mystery
Night and Day: A Gideon Lowry mystery
Levinson, Robert S. The Elvis and Marilyn Affair
The John Lennon Affair
MacLeod, Charlotte The Plain Old Man
Marsh, Ngaio Singing in the Shrouds
McCrumb, Sharon If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O
McCall, Wendell Concerto in Dead Flat
Moody, Bill Death of a Tenor Man: An Evan Horne mystery
Solo Hand
The Sound of the Trumpet
Myers, Paul Deadly Cadenza
Deadly Crescendo
Deadly Score
Deadly Sonata
Deadly Variations
O'Marie, Carol Anne Advent of Dying
Patterson, James Hide & Seek
Paul, Barbara A Cadenza for Caruso
A Chorus of Detectives
Prima Donna at Large
Peter, Ellis The Horn of Roland
Where There's a Will
Peterson, Audrey The Nocturne Murder
Randisi, Robert J. Hey There (You With the Gun in Your Hand)
Rendell, Ruth Death Notes
Resnicow, Herbert The Gold Curse
Rizer, Fran Hey, Diddle, Diddle, the Corpse and the Fiddle
Shankman, Sarah I Still Miss My Man But My Aim is Getting Better
Skinner, Robert E. Skin Deep, Blood Red
Slove, Gillian Death Comes Staccato
Smiley, Jane Duplicate Keys
Smith, Kay Nolte Elegy for a Soprano
Smith, Rosamond Nemesis
Snyder, Keith Coffin's Got the Dead Guy on the Inside: A Jason Keltner mystery
Trouble Comes Back: A Jason Keltner mystery
Stacey, Susannah A Knife at the Opera
Sublett, Jesse Rock Critic Murders
Tough Baby
Sussman, Susan Cruising for Murder
Weber, Janice Frost the Fiddler
Hot Ticket
Westlake, Donald Baby, Would I Lie?
Wilson, Barbara The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists

August 2003 Polley Staff -- Last Updated December 2008 sdc

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