The Metropolitan Opera Murders Author:Helen Traubel When a faded opera luminary dies by poison while acting as prompter during a performance at the Met, it appears he may have died in someone else's place. The intended victim might have been Elsa Vaughn, famous star of Wagnerian operas. New York detective Sam Quentin isn't convinced Elsa was the target and starts looking into the complicated live... more »s of the singers, backers, agents, and others involved in the production, as well as the year-old shooting death of the wife of a lead singer.« less
An unpretentious, old-fashioned mystery that isn't quite a "cozy" but falls close to that category. It's a fun read and while the author herself is supposedly the basis she used for her heroine, there isn't much ego at work. Enjoyable.