Unstrung: A Blanchard House Mystery By Cynthia Morrow
Format: Softcover, Signed by the author Pages: 238 Size: 5.5x8.5 ISBN: 978-1-47591-112-1
Althea Stewart has had it with Hollywood. Fed up with the dog-eat-dog life of a classical musician, her alcoholic ex-husband, and the shallow dating pool known as Los Angeles, Althea heads north to Washington State with nothing more than her violin, viola, and a quirky but determined attitude.
Althea soon convinces her best friend and colleague, cellist Grace Sullivan, to join her in opening a private music school in a rambling historic property in Kirkland, Washington. Anxious to uphold their outstanding reputations as hostess-es with the most, Althea and Grace are determined to pull oﬀ their ﬁrst holiday party in grand style. But instead, they unwittingly set the stage for the gruesome murder of a once-powerful Hollywood studio concertmaster. As a police investigation unfolds and one murder leads to another, Althea and Grace soon realize that their hopes for a quiet life in the Paciﬁc Northwest have been dashed.
In this mystery tale ﬁlled with a symphony of blackmail, cold-blooded murder, and the possibility of love, Althea and a group of eclectic characters must tune into their detective instincts in order to ﬁnd a killer—before another life is sacriﬁced.
About the Author: Cynthia Morrow is a professional musician and former psychologist who teaches violin and viola. She holds degrees from New England Conservatory of Music, Antioch University, and Ryokan College. Cynthia has been a successful lyricist, composer, and recording and concert musician in Hollywood; she currently lives with her husband, two dogs, and a cat in Kirkland, Washington.