Review

Lovers of historical mysteries will devour Laura Lebow’s THE FIGARO MURDERS. You get wonderful glimpses of Mozart as well as two mysteries that are intertwined.

Lorenzo finds himself in trouble after he does a favor for a barber friend, who is looking for his birth mother and through that mystery he gets caught up in the murder of a young prince who was working for the baron.

Lebow brings the historical figures to life while weaving a story full of intrigue, affairs and betrayal. Da Ponte is the librettist for Mozart and a court poet. For those not well versed in classical music, he really is the librettist for The Marriage of Figaro.

A wonderful read. Highly recommended.

Da Ponte is instantly likable because things aren’t all rosy for him. He’s working hard to make Figaro a success and he has a lot of enemies that would like to see him fail. But it is his loyalty to his barber that will endear him to readers. His crush on the baroness is really sweet too.

He has only a small box of items that may or may not help him find his barber’s family. This hunt leads him from pawn shops to schools for the deaf. I felt that this search was more important than his search for the killer.

There are many twists and turns along the way and it is virtually impossible to figure how whodunit as well as who the barber’s mother was. When you finally get the big reveal, I guarantee that you’ll be surprised.

A wonderful read. Highly recommended.

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About the Reviewer

Andrea Guy
Voracious reader. I started reading at age five and haven't stopped since. Richard Scarry was my first favorite author (and I still have all my little golden books), but when I started reading grown up books it was Marion Chesney's regencies that I loved. Tilly was the first adult romance I read, and that was just the beginning of my lifelong love of regency romance . Romance is my favorite genre, but I read many genres, including historical fiction, mysteries, chicklit and young adult. In addition to here, I'm active on Facebook, Twitter, blogger and Goodreads and I love talking about books!

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