Amid the lush tonal landscapes of Chopin, a killer stalks unseen in Harrison Slater’s page-turning new novel, Nocturne.
Just when her life in New York seems to be unraveling, Artemisia Talbot receives a commission to photograph Chopin’s Paris. And in the City of Light, she discovers unconditional love for the first time with a young American musicologist, Matthew Pierce.
Artemisia accompanies Matthew to Warsaw, where he purchases a diary that describes Chopin’s ill-fated love affair with “little Marynia,” a talented pianist and watercolorist. But the diary also holds some disturbing parallels to contemporary events and the brilliance of Artemisia’s surroundings—in Paris, Warsaw, and Nohant—obscures the grim reality that she is being followed by an obsessive killer bent on revenge.
For Nocturne, a CD of Chopin’s piano music has been integrated into the text … the first example of a novel with a soundtrack, performed by the author.
Nocturne combines culture and passion in a gripping narrative of love, fatal attraction and, ultimately, redemption.
Internationally known author, scholar and pianist Harrison Slater continues on the path of his acclaimed best-selling novel, Night Music, which was optioned as a film in Europe. Just as Night Music opened the world of Mozart to mystery readers, Nocturne brings the poetic panoramas of Chopin to those who love novels of suspense and obsession.
Voted “Rising Star of 2003” by sales representatives of nine publishing houses, Night Music was on the Barnes and Noble bestseller list for mystery paperbacks for fourteen weeks.