The Musician's Daughter by Susanne Dunlap

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Amid the glitter and glamour of musical and court life in 18th century Vienna, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria Shurman is trying to solve a brutal mystery. Who killed her father, an acclaimed violinist, and stole his valuable Amati violin? When Haydn himself offers her a position as his assistant, it gives Theresa access to life in the palace-and to a world of deceit. Theresa uncovers blackmail and extortion even as she discovers courage and honor in unexpected places: from a Gypsy camp on the banks of the Danube, to the rarefied life of the imperial family. And she feels the stirrings of a first, tentative love for someone who is as deeply involved in the mystery as she is.
 

About Susanne Dunlap

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Susanne Dunlap graduated from Smith College and later earned a PhD in music history from Yale University. She is the author of two historical novels for adults and two novels for teens: The Musician's Daughter and Anastasia's Secret. She divides her time between New York and Massachusetts.www.susannedunlap.com
 
Published April 10, 2011 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 347 pages
Genres: Young Adult, History, Travel, Romance, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A 15-year-old living in 18th-century Vienna finds herself entwined in political intrigue when she boldly investigates her father’s puzzling murder.

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With the help of Zóltan, one of the musicians in Haydn’s orchestra, and a determination to uncover the truth no matter what, Theresa discovers that her father was attempting to help the persecuted gypsies.

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The oldest daughter of a musician father, she lives at Prince Nicholas Esterhazy's court and spends her days listening to the music of Franz Joseph Haydn, her father's conductor.

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