The murder mystery involved in the book- who killed a young dresser named Jenny-and why- is not especially interesting nor is the solution a surprise.
Ships from and sold by Aardvark Book Sales Company. The murder mystery involved in the book- who killed a young dresser named Jenny-and why- is not especially interesting nor is the solution a surprise. Mozart, is deeply involved in this caper although he is totally innocent and becomes in essence the book's detective. My feeling about the book is that the 64 year old Mozart as a permanent resident of London just doesn't quite gel. Nevertheless, the novel is original and provides very good atmosphere.
Robert Barnard was a well-established crime writer
Robert Barnard was a well-established crime writer. He won the prestigious Nero Wolfe Award as well as the Anthony, Agatha and Macavity Awards, was been nominated eight times for the Edgar Award and was the winner of the 2003 CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger Award for a lifetime of achievement. He also wrote crime novels under the pseudonym of Bernard Bastable. He lived with his wife in Leeds and had over 45 titles published in the UK and US. Dedication.
Had Mozart lived to the age of 73, he might have fallen out of favor, becoming a "largely . This is the second book, the first is Dead, Mr Mozart.
Had Mozart lived to the age of 73, he might have fallen out of favor, becoming a "largely forgotten, neglected, unperformed composer. At least that's the premise of Bastable's historical mystery Too Many Notes, Mr. Mozart, in which an aging Mozart is sent to the English court of William IV to tutor 11-year-old Princess Victoria in music. Bastable imagines his characters and their setting so fully and seamlessly and offers such appealing possibilities that readers will wish this slight piece offered Mozart and Victoria more range.
Bernard Bastable is the pseudonym of Robert Barnard. Barnard lived in Leeds, was born in Essex and educated at Balliol. He had a distinguished career as an academic before he became a full-time writer. His first crime novel, Death of an Old Goat, was written while he was professor of English at the University of Tromso in Norway, the worlds most northerly university. He was a writer of great versatility, from the light and satirical tone of his earlier books to the more psychological preoccupations of later ones, such as A Fatal Attachment.
This diverting and perplexing piece of alternative history is a delightful addition to our knowledge of the great composer, and to the output of Bernard Bastable, also known to crime fans as Robert Barnard. Not only fetchingly funny, but also craftily plotted. Great fun is had with real and imagined historical personages. Tremendous period skulduggery’ Sunday Times. Books by Bernard Bastable.
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As "Bernard Bastable", he published two standalone novels and two alternate history books, featuring Wolfgang Mozart – who had here survived to old age – as a detective. To Die Like a Gentleman (1993). Dead, Mr. Mozart (1995). ISBN 978-0-312-11771-9. Mansion and its Murder (1998). Barnard was awarded the Cartier Diamond Dagger in 2003 by the Crime Writers Association for a lifetime of achievement. He said that his favourite crime writer was Agatha Christie.
It is 1820 and George IV has just assumed the throne. Intrigued by the coronation, Mozart is in England.
Robert Barnard, writing his second novel as Bernard Bastable (To Die Like a Gentleman, 1993), has fun with the story of a 64- year-old Wolfgang Gottlieb Mozart. The impecunious, self-pitying composer of Don Giovanni and Le Nozze di Figaro, living in England from boyhood, yearns still for all things German and feels ill-used by the English-especially by aristocrats like Lord Hertford, who supports the Opera House, and by impresario Mr. Popper (a musical ignoramus in Mozart's eyes), who runs it. The year is 1820; the Prince of Wales is about to ascend the throne.