OAKVILLE, Ontario (PRWEB) November 15, 2013
Author Arthur Wenk releases the next chapter in the Axel Crochet series, “Quarter Note Tales #4: An Axel Crochet Trilogy” (published by iUniverse). The book contains three independent novellas, two set in academic life, the third in a large Anglican church.
In this trilogy of murder mysteries, a curious musicologist with a propensity for attracting mayhem must overcome professional jealousies, evil plots and bizarre chains of events. In “Cat’s Paw,” Axel investigates the sudden death of a university organist. In the “The Carcassonne Codex,” Axel becomes entangled in a treacherous murder plot when a hotel housemaid thrusts a mysterious pill bottle into his hand. In “If Thine Eye Offend Thee” Axel, newly-appointed music director, encounters a disharmonious welcome from an abusive rector and a sinister senior warden.
Fans of Axel Crochet will not be disappointed as the musicologist sleuth stumbles into murderous intrigue amid church politics and academic amphigory, where tempers run so high because the stakes are so low.
“Quarter Note Tales #4”
By Arthur Wenk
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 280 pages | ISBN 9781491703205
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 280 pages | ISBN 9781491703182
E-Book | 280 pages | ISBN 9781491703199
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Arthur Wenk, after completing careers as a musicologist and calculus teacher, practices psychotherapy and serves as music director at a church in Toronto. Here he gives lectures on film, western culture and music, performs Mozart piano concertos and has recently begun a new career as organ recitalist. In addition to the Axel Crochet series, Wenk has published “Claude Debussy and the Poets,” “Claude Debussy and 20th-Century Music” and “Analyses of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Music: 1940-1985,” which won the Music Library Association’s Vincent Duckles award for the best book-length bibliography of 1989.
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