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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / General
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Dash Rambler Mysteries
  • Series Number:4
  • Pages:292
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350924015

Murder in C Sharp Minor

by Randolph E. Rogers

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"Murder in C Sharp Minior" is the fourth book in the Dash Ramblar Mystery Series. The riddle begins when a Russian Concert Pianist is garroted before he steps on stage at an important music festival in Great Oaks. Detective Dash Ramblar is intrigued by suspects and motives which are intentionally obscured by entanglements that originated in St. Petersburg and Warsaw. The California Central Coast wineries give the backdrop for a cast of wealthy music patrons, winery owners, and a meat packing butcher.
"Murder in C Sharp Minor" is the most compelling of the Dash Ramblar Mystery Series. A Russian concert pianist comes to perform in Great Oaks and is murdered before he sets foot on the stage at Moss Winery. The suspects are a mixed bag of arts patrons, a piano tuner, a slaughterhouse owner, and other unsavory characters. The story gains momentum when one of the patrons also turns up garroted. Dash stumbles upon corpses, alibis, and witnesses, but cannot get a grasp of the motives. In the international music community, grudges go back twenty years to St. Petersburg and Warsaw. The familiar cast reappears with the affable Detective FJ Evans and Dash's paramour, Ginger Rute. It all takes place in the fertile terroir of the California Central Coast. Clyde Dorrance, an attorney from Carmel, loves live jazz and is out of his element behind the scenes of classical music. The composition unfolds with the reveal of startling liaisons which corrupt the investigation. You don't have to be a music lover or Dash Ramblar devotee to follow the fluid notes of intrigue and enigmatic measures.
About the author
Fiction writer Randolph Rogers grew up in Bad Axe, Michigan. Rogers pursued several careers in the steamship, advertising, and television industries with a pen in hand. In 1990, Rogers wrote his first mystery novel, "The Blue Hour." Under the pseudonym of Randolph Wolf, Rogers worked as a food writer for several Northern California publications. After the publication of two short story collections in Carmel, California, Rogers wrote his critically acclaimed novel, "The Luminous Fish," in 2019. Roger also wrote The Dash Ramblar mystery series which is currently a trilogy. Now, Rogers resides in Paso Robles, California at Woodpecker Ranch and in San Miguel de Allende with his Australian shepherd, Woody.