A macabre liturgy. A mysterious carving. An intriguing 200-year-old mystery for music researcher Phineas Fox to solve.
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 into the opera and the men who wrote it, he finds that the events that happened centuries ago may still be deadly today.
As Arabella tries to visit one of her old classmates, Olivia Tolliver, she feels something is off. Why has Olivia become reclusive and maybe a bit nuts? Does it have anything to do with what is hidden in the basement?
This was told in present time as well as the 1790’s through the diaries of a Sister Cecilia, one of the nuns who supposedly disappeared and a man who is a mystery to all of them.
Historical Mystery Fiction or whatever genre you would like to put on this one, this author never disappoints. I would highly recommend this one!
Netgalley Reviews/ November 1st 2018 by Severn House Publishers