Song of the Damned: A Musically-Inspired Mystery

Song of the Damned: A Musically-Inspired Mystery

A macabre liturgy. A mysterious carving. An intriguing 200-year-old mystery for music researcher Phineas Fox to solve. The headmistress of Cresacre Abbey School has asked Phineas Fox to establish whether an opera, to be performed as part of the school's bicentenary celebrations, plagiarises an earlier work. During the course of his investigations, Phin discovers that curi A macabre liturgy. A mysterious carving. An intriguing 200-year-old mystery for music researcher Phineas Fox to sol...

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Title:Song of the Damned: A Musically-Inspired Mystery
Author:Sarah Rayne
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:0727888145
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:251 pages pages

Song of the Damned: A Musically-Inspired Mystery Reviews

  • Annarella
    Nov 01, 2018
    What a wonderful dark and enjoyable read! The book is entertaining, atmospheric at part, and enthralling. I loved the dual timeline as well as the characters. The plot was full of twist and turns, never a boring moment, and kept me hooked till the last page. I look forward to readin...
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    May 22, 2019
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  • Sue
    Nov 13, 2018
    This book is the latest in the Phineas Fox series from Sarah Raynes, where the stories all center on a mystery surrounding some aspect of music. Fox is a music researcher whose interests are broad and who is open to the ?ghosts? of the past. In this outing, he accompanies a close f...
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    Dec 05, 2018
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  • Valerie - Cats Luv Coffee
    Jul 30, 2018
    Song of the Damned is the third in the Phineas Fox series. Fox was introduced in Death Note, the first book in the series, which was then followed by Chord of Evil. This is my first foray in the Phineas Fox series. I have, however, read a few of Sarah Rayne's Haunted House books. Th...
  • Annelize
    Jan 03, 2019
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  • Sheila
    Sep 06, 2018
    4 stars--I really liked it. This book is a combination mystery and gothic, with the tiniest dash of a possible haunting. My favorite genres in one! Every time I thought I had the plot figured out, it would twist and turn, leaving me frantically reading to find out what would happen ...
  • Lizzie Hayes
    Aug 14, 2018
    This is the third book in the series featuring Phineas Fox, a professional music researcher. Phinn is surprised and pleased to receive a letter from Harriet Madely, the headmistress of Cresacre Abbey School making flattering reference to Phinn?s work and recent book, and who hope...
  • Cathy
    Aug 28, 2018
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    Sep 09, 2018
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  • Kathleen Gray
    Oct 27, 2018
    A unique dual time line mystery that switches between the 1790s, when a group of nuns disappeared, and the present, when Phin Fox is investigating the authenticity of an opera. Not the usual, that's for sure. There's creepy stuff at Cresacre Abbey, now a school for girls. No spoilers b...
  • Gianna
    Dec 14, 2018
    Cresacre Abbey School has hired Phineas Fox to investigate a possible case of plagiarism: the school wants to use an opera for their 200th anniversary, but they are afraid that it might have been used before. A simple case of possible plagiarism, however, is soon going to turn into a m...
  • Alyson Rhodes
    Aug 29, 2018
    ?Song of the Damned? is the latest psychological, supernatural historical thriller from the pen of Saran Rayne or perhaps she writes with a quill and ink, in an attic under owl-light- as she so convincingly recreates the settings and voices of different eras in her stories. This is...
  • Hannelore Cheney
    Jul 26, 2018
    Thank you NetGalley and Severn House for the eARC. Phineas Fox and his friend Arabella are visiting Cresacre Abbey School after Phin was contacted by the headmistress to help research an opera,The Martyrs, which they may be forced to stage at the Bicentennial celebrations of the schoo...
  • Rabia Shaik
    Dec 25, 2018
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  • Meredith Patterson
    Feb 15, 2019
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  • Helen Carolan
    Aug 21, 2018
    Another excellent read in the Phineas Fox series. Here the music historian is asked to take a look at an opera written by a music teacher at a boarding school. His niece wishes for the opera to be performed but the school are worried he may have used pieces from other opera's. While re...
  • Debra
    Aug 27, 2018
    I have read several books in the Phineas Fox series and found them all to be good reads. This book is no exception. Phin is invited by the headmistress of Cresacre School to investiagte an opera which has been put forward by a school patron for performance. There are concerns over i...
  • Patricia Romero
    Oct 26, 2018
    Phineas Fox is one of my favorite characters, as is the lovely Arabella. When Phin is asked to authenticate an opera by the head of Cresacre Abbey School, Arabella is excited as she was once a student there and has heard all of the theories of the missing nuns. The more Phin digs in...
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    Aug 07, 2018
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  • Janice Snyder
    Mar 04, 2019
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  • Amberle Nickas
    Jul 03, 2019
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  • Joyce
    Jul 07, 2018
    5 stars I read the Kindle edition. This book goes back and forth between the 1970?s and the present day, with a couple of side trips to a few years earlier than the present day. Phineas ?Phin? Fox gets an invitation to the Cresacre Abby School to solve a rather thorny p...
  • Rachel
    May 14, 2019
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  • Leeanne
    Nov 03, 2018
    A Phineas Fox Mystery. Phineas Fox is a music historian and researcher. He was asked to visit Cresacre School and help authenticate an Opera that was written by Gustav Tulliver. As well as investigating the opera Phineas also investigated an old mystery about the Creasacre Convent tha...
  • Debi Emerson
    May 19, 2019
    Wow! Engrossing & amazing! ...
  • Dede Norris
    Mar 10, 2019
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  • Mark Buckley
    Mar 16, 2019
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  • Robin Turner
    Apr 13, 2019
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    Apr 18, 2019
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