One of Kirkus Reviews "Top 100" Indie Books of 2013
MADNESS, BLACKMAIL AND MURDER.
A beautiful graduate student suspects that her psychiatrist is ruled by the fantasies of a poet who's been dead for two hundred years...
A mental patient with no musical training sits down at the piano and plays a fiendishly difficult piece of classical music...
A young doctor's life spins out of control as he falls under the spell of three irresistible women...
Art and illusion. Deception and delusion. Sex, evil and death.
"A mind-bending marriage of ambitious literary theory and classic murder mystery... In this intricately plotted novel, Hartman spins the familiar trappings of gothic mystery together with a fresh postmodern sensibility, producing a story that's as rich and satisfying as it is difficult to categorize.... As Hartman skillfully blurs the lines between fiction and reality, the book becomes a profound meditation on art, identity and their messy spheres of influence... A exciting, original take on the literary mystery genre." --- Kirkus Reviews
Awarded the Kirkus Star for Books of Exceptional Merit.
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Published May 19, 2013
by Swallow Tail Press.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime.