By Margaret Truman
Margaret Truman, who is familiar with the place all of the our bodies are buried contained in the Beltway, has written her so much exciting novel of suspense but. homicide on the Opera gains the preferred crime-fighting couple Mac Smith and his spouse, Annabel Reed-Smith, as they navigate the glitz, glamour, and dirt that's Washington, D.C.
It ain’t over until the fats girl sings . . . however the express hasn’t even began but while a diva is located useless. The soprano in query, a petite younger Asian Canadian named Charise Lee, was once scarcely a celeb on the Washington nationwide Opera. but if the aspiring singer is stabbed within the center behind the curtain in the course of rehearsals, she unexpectedly takes middle stage.
Georgetown legislation professor Mac Smith proposal he’d simply be sporting a rapier in Tosca as a desire for his liked Annabel, yet now they’re either being confused by means of the panicked theater board to unmask a killer. supplying accompaniment may be former murder detective, present P.I., and everlasting opera fan Raymond Pawkins.
Soon the Smiths locate themselves dangerously improvising between an increasing solid of suspects with all types of rankings to settle. What they discover is an more and more advanced case achieving a long way past Washington to a gloomy international of informers and terror signals in Iraq, and climaxing on a fateful evening on the opera attended by means of none except the President himself.
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A reasonable assumption,” said Pawkins, taking a spoonful of soup between thoughts. Annabel’s cell phone rang. She quickly answered, glancing about to see whether it had disturbed anyone. The adjacent tables were empty. ” she said. “No, I’m here at the Watergate bar with my husband. Now? A half hour? Of course. ” She clicked the phone closed and returned it to her purse. ” Mac asked. ” “They work fast,” Mac said. “I hate to run, but I have to,” she said, standing and extending her hand. “It was good meeting you.
Because the ranks of supernumeraries included men and women from all walks of life, many of them in demanding professions, such conflicts of timing were not uncommon, much to the chagrin of the woman in charge of finding—and keeping—the right bodies for each production’s run. The director of this production, Anthony Zambrano, was particularly concerned that Harriet provide all female supers with flat shoes consistent with the era, recounting for her the horror of a production he’d once seen of Tosca in which one of the female supers wore spiked heels and took a tumble down a set of stairs, disrupting the entire performance.
She checked her watch and stood. “I’m late for a meeting with Anthony. He’s unhappy with the designer’s costume for Cavaradossi, keeps changing his mind, one day he likes it, the next he doesn’t. Maybe we’ll finally get a definitive decision from him. Ciao. Bless you both. ” Mac Smith fielded questions during the last thirty minutes of his class. ” Smith countered. “People are talking about it. ” “Well,” Smith said, “what you hear is correct. Yes, President Burns and I, along with professors from American University and Georgetown, will be supernumeraries in Tosca.
Murder at the Opera (Capital Crimes, No. 22) by Margaret Truman