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Author: Lemony Snicket
Key Words: Children, Music, Instruments, Orchestra, Mystery

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Book Description:

If you have ever heard an orchestra play, then you know that musicians are most certainly guilty of something. Where exactly were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? Is the trumpet protesting a bit too boisterously?

In this perplexing murder mystery, everyone seems to have a motive, everyone has an alibi, and nearly everyone is a musical instrument. But the composer is still dead.

Perhaps you can solve the crime yourself. Join the Inspector as he interrogates all the unusual suspects. Then listen to the accompanying audio recording featuring Lemony Snicket and the music of Nathaniel Stookey performed by the San Francisco Symphony. Hear for yourself exactly what took place on that fateful, well-orchestrated evening.

Reviewers Thoughts

Rating: 4 of 5 stars

If Lemony Snicket was going to compose a symphony and corresponding plot, it'd be safe to expect orchestral inside jokes, the battle of the instruments, jovial sarcasm, and a little mystery and intrigue. And that's exactly what you get! This experience doesn't disappoint and will be loved by both orchestral fans and The Series of Unfortunate Events friends alike.

Book Details

Cleanliness: mentions drinking wine and dancing.

Ages: 6 - 11

Grade Level: 3rd - 6th

Pages: 40

Approx. Duration: 30 minutes

Star Rating System

5 = Loved It, 4 = Really Liked It, 3 = Liked It, 2 = It's Okay, 1 = Didn't Like It.

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