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Roz Southey is a British musicologist who has also turned to crime. Crime fiction, that is, in her series featuring Charles Patterson, a “determined but impoverished musician in 18th century Newcastle upon Tyne,” as she describes him on her home page. The Patterson series was inaugurated in 2007, with Broken Harmony, followed by Chords and Discord, Secret Lament, Sword and Song, The Ladder Dancer, and the 2012 installment, Airs and Graces. Of Sword and Song, Library Journal declared in a starred review: “This unusual historical series just keeps getting better.” In a starred review of Chords and Discords, Publishers Weekly praised Southey’s “realistic but wickedly pointed characterizations and the convincing evocation of the sounds and stink of a preindustrial city.” (more…)

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