The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists by Barbara Wilson
A Cassandra Reilly Mystery

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Cassandra Reilly travels to Venice to solve the mystery of a missing bassoon, and lands in the midst of an international cast of characters who all have something to hide
At the Venice-based symposium on women musicians of Vivaldi’s time, an instrument has gone missing: an antique bassoon, an invaluable family heirloom—and bassoonist Nicky Gibbons stands accused of the theft. Determined to clear her name, Nicky calls Cassandra Reilly—lesbian translator and part-time sleuth extraordinaire—and summons her to the City of Water. Fifteen scholars and musicians are attending the symposium, and each has a multitude of quirks and secrets—as well as motive to steal the bassoon. As Cassandra investigates, she immerses herself in the world of Baroque music, the tangle of personal intrigues at the symposium, and a second mystery involving the orphaned bassoonists of eighteenth-century Venice.
Wry, intelligent, and atmospheric, The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists is the fourth and final book in the Cassandra Reilly Mystery series, which begins with Gaudí Afternoon, Trouble in Transylvania, and The Death of a Much-Travelled Woman.

About Barbara Wilson

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Barbara Wilson is the co-founder of two publishers, Seal Press and Women in Translation. She is the author of several novels, translations, and one short story collection.
Published November 12, 2013 by Open Road Media. 170 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In Venice to research the identities of the Ospedali, the nameless orphan girls Vivaldi trained to be musicians, and to participate in a concert of his masterworks, bassoonist Nicola Gibbons wakes from a nap to find the antique instrument concert promoter Signori Sandretti loaned her missing.

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