Death Climbs a Tree by Sara Hoskinson Frommer
(Joan Spencer Mysteries)

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"I can't play the concert," Sylvia Purcell said. "I have to sit in a tree."

Joan Spencer, manager of the local Civic Symphony, is up a tree herself when one of her top violinists deserts the orchestra right before a concert. Sylvia is looking for publicity in protest of a local environmentally-unfriendly construction project. But before she can be talked down peacefully, Sylvia crashes to the ground, right at the feet of Joan's son Andrew, and it's clearly no accident.

For Joan, the question of just who knocked Sylvia into the next world becomes far more interesting than making sure the orchestra is ready for the big event. Could Sylvia have been killed by the shifty contractor, who's always nearby? The Earth Freedom Fighters, who defaced his equipment? The source of the mysterious moving lights in the woods late at night? Or does all the evidence point to Joan's son Andrew himself? No one seems to have any answers, but the biggest question of all is particularly close to Joan's heart: Just how much danger Andrew in?

Sara Hoskinson Frommer is a true master of the atmospheric, small-town mystery, and Death Climbs a Tree is another superb entry in a series that continues to please.


About Sara Hoskinson Frommer

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Sara Hoskinson Frommer lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her retired professor husband. A longtime viola player in the town's symphony orchestra, Frommer now writes for and tutors adult new readers. She has written seven Joan Spencer mysteries and won the Readers Choice Award for Murder & Sullivan.
Published August 1, 2005 by Minotaur Books. 237 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Joan Spencer, manager of the Oliver Civic Symphony in Oliver, Indiana, is concerned that her first violinist Sylvia Purcell is sitting in a tree to obstruct Walcher Construction from a project that she feels is hostile to the environment.

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