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The Rainaldi Quartet, Paul Adam

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The Rainaldi Quartet
Title
The Rainaldi Quartet
Statement of responsibility
Paul Adam
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who would want to kill Tomaso Rainaldi, an elderly, unassuming violin-maker in the quiet Italian city of Cremona? For his friend and fellow violin-maker Gianni Castiglione, the murder is as mysterious as it is shocking. Rainaldi had few possessions, no enemies and little money. No one? least of all the police? can fathom a motive for murdering him. All he really had was an obsessive love of violins and an encyclopedic knowledge of them. But what if he knew more than anyone else? not just about famous violins, but about missing violins? Ones of the caliber of the fabled Messiah, Stradivari's most sublime creation, the Mona Lisa of the music world. A violin now in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford? and worth millions & Aided by his friend, policeman Antonio Guastafeste, Gianni starts to investigate the dead man's affairs. Affairs that reveal an appointment in Venice with the eccentric and exceedingly rich violin-collector Enrico Forlani, and a trail that winds back to a mysterious musical past? and a far from harmonious future. Retracing Rainaldi's steps, the two men find themselves involved in a sequence of startling events -- another murder, a mysterious Englishman, and an unscrupulous violin-dealer. A chain of events that careers across Italy and England as they become players in a game where musical instruments change hands for millions, forgery is an art form, and the preferred method of negotiation is murder. Accompanied by two centuries of myth, music, and mystery, The Rainaldi Quartet provides a fascinating glimpse into a closed world? played at a rhythm that is fast-paced, furious, and unforgettable
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Adam, Paul
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Violin makers
  • Violin
  • Italy
  • Violin
  • Italy
Label
The Rainaldi Quartet, Paul Adam
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62172920
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780312350048
Lccn
2005054819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780312350048
Label
The Rainaldi Quartet, Paul Adam
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm62172920
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9780312350048
Lccn
2005054819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780312350048

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