Swing: A Mystery

Author:   Rupert Holmes
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
ISBN:  

9780812970975


Pages:   384
Publication Date:   10 January 2006
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Rupert Holmes
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Random House Trade Paperbacks
Dimensions:   Width: 13.40cm , Height: 2.10cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.281kg
ISBN:  

9780812970975


ISBN 10:   0812970977
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   10 January 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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Imaginative, smart and impressively elaborate, a sophisticated foray into musical mystery plotting. <br>-Janet Maslin, The New York Times <br> Holmes's clever period mystery [gathers together] the bitter and the sweet, and makes the kind of music you want to hear. <br>-The New York Times Book Review <br> From the first paragraph it's clear that Swing . . . is subtle and inviting . . . an excellent novel and an impressive tale of intrigue. We are swept along by often beautiful prose in a brilliantly structured story that is fascinating to read as it unfolds its secrets. <br>-San Jose Mercury News <br> It's the people, living and dead, who stay in the memory after the last page has been turned, the last letter-perfect description of a vanished world has touched a chord, the last note of swing music has been played. <br>-Chicago Tribune


Imaginative, smart and impressively elaborate, a sophisticated foray into musical mystery plotting. <br>-Janet Maslin, The New York Times<br><br> Holmes's clever period mystery [gathers together] the bitter and the sweet, and makes the kind of music you want to hear. <br>-The New York Times Book Review <br><br> From the first paragraph it's clear that Swing . . . is subtle and inviting . . . an excellent novel and an impressive tale of intrigue. We are swept along by often beautiful prose in a brilliantly structured story that is fascinating to read as it unfolds its secrets. <br>-San Jose Mercury News<br><br> It's the people, living and dead, who stay in the memory after the last page has been turned, the last letter-perfect description of a vanished world has touched a chord, the last note of swing music has been played. <br>-Chicago Tribune


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Twice a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's coveted Edgar Award, Rupert Holmes is no stranger to the worlds of mystery or music. His first novel, Where The Truth Lies, has been made into a major motion picture by director Atom Egoyan starring Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, and Alison Lohman. For his Broadway musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Holmes became the first person in theatrical history to solely win Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Music and Lyrics, while Drood itself won the Tony Award for Best Musical. His comedy-thrillers for the stage include Broadway's Accomplice and Solitary Confinement. His most recent work for Broadway, Say Goodnight, Gracie, earned Holmes the 2004 National Broadway Theatre Award and a Tony nomination for Best Play. He also created and wrote all four seasons of the critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning television series Remember WENN, set in 1940. Swing's musical milieu is a reflection of another part of Holmes's career: He received a Drama Desk Award for Best Orchestration and arranged and conducted Barbra Streisand's classic album Lazy Afternoon. The Los Angeles Times has called Rupert Holmes an American treasure.

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