Murder A Cappella

When the Sweet Adelines International Barbershop Competition brings Tina s chorus to San Antonio, she kicks back For a week, she can forget about her career as a police officer Time for fun, glitz, and as much a cappella singing as she wants and she wants to hear it all Who knows, there may even be four winners crowns for their local quartet But when two members die sWhen the Sweet Adelines International Barbershop Competition brings Tina s chorus to San Antonio, she kicks back For a week, she can forget about her career as a police officer Time for fun, glitz, and as much a cappella singing as she wants and she wants to hear it all Who knows, there may even be four winners crowns for their local quartet But when two members die singing Mister Sandman in front of the Alamo, Tina discovers that bullets and barbershop are anything but a harmonious combination Although police work was the last thing on her mind, Tina sifts through racks of sequined costumes and whispered gossip, desperate to discover who might want the lead and bass singers dead Could it be the protesters who hate that the Sweet Adelines turned the Alamo into a theater backdrop The rival quartet that lost a contract because of their group The director with a reputation as a ladies man and a bad habit of poaching the best singers As the notes and the stakes rise higher, it becomes obvious that the killer has on his mind than a song, and Tina may be next in the crosshairs.
Murder A Cappella When the Sweet Adelines International Barbershop Competition brings Tina s chorus to San Antonio she kicks back For a week she can forget about her career as a police officer Time for fun glitz an

  • Title: Murder A Cappella
  • Author: James R.Callan Diane Bailey
  • ISBN: 9780982937792
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Murder A Cappella”

    1. What a delightful mystery! Not only does it have a different kind of backdrop for a murder mystery, we get to learn about a world not a lot of us know about. Quartet competitions, specifically, the Sweet Adelines. This story takes you on unexpected turns and keeps you guessing until the end. The backdrop is the Alamo and since I live in Texas, I was happy to read about a place I have been to. The characters are believable as well as the story itself. James R. Callan and Diane Bailey have collabo [...]

    2. The stereotypical image of barbershop music is a quartet of older men in straw hats, singing four-part harmony. What most people outside barbershop circles don’t know is that A) men’s quartets and choruses have young and middle-aged guys too, and B) there are ladies’ quartets and choruses. And both groups have regional, district and international competitions.So the scene is San Antonio, Texas. The Alamo plaza, to be precise, where an identically-dressed quartet of female barbershoppers is [...]

    3. A fun book for fans of mysteries and barbershop, particularly if you're a Sweet Adeline or a loved one of a Sweet Adeline.I was a little dubious at first, only checking out the book because of its subject. I didn't know the author or the publisher, and sometimes that can lead to a huge disappointment. But I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the book. While the mystery did not stump me--I had my suspect picked out early on, motive and everything, and every new piece of info I had about t [...]

    4. Take the glitz and glamour of an International singing contest, then have some of the women murdered and you have the setting for Murder a Cappella. A nice look at the Sweet Adelines International contest from the inside, with someone whose been there. Tina is looking forward to an exciting week at her first International competition. But when two members of her chorus are shot and killed in front of the Alamo, she is driven to find out who did this and why. Was it some random shooting? Or an ex [...]

    5. I judge mysteries by how they end. Who did it? What was the motivation? Was evidence presented from the beginning that made it possible to figure out who the murderer was?On all counts MURDER A CAPPELLA succeeds. A pitch perfect murder mystery ending.I also loved learning more about the world of the Sweet Adelines. I had never heard of them before reading this book, but had a marvelous time watching videos of recent competitions after I'd finished the book.My only complaint would be the banter i [...]

    6. Tina, a police officer, is a newer member of the Sweet Adelines, a group composed of numerous barbershop quartets. It's the week of the international competition and she and her friend, Angela, travel to San Antonio to compete. She's looking forward to leaving police work behind and focusing on the fun and festivities of the event. But, when two members of the Sweet Adelines are shot and killed while singing at the Alamo, Tina's police instincts kick in and she becomes deeply involved in the inv [...]

    7. I love a mystery where I can't guess the ending. A red herring sent me off in the wrong direction on this one but I enjoyed the likable narrator and her funny friend, so I didn't mind the detour. Entertaining dialogue and a snappy pace kept me reading. I know nothing about singing or group competitions, but this novel placed me in that world in a way that felt authentic, and made me care about the outcome of the competition as well as the finding of the murderer. San Antonio, the Alamo, and the [...]

    8. If you are a Sweet Adeline, have been a Sweet Adeline, even thinking about becoming a Sweet Adeline, you should add this to your list of books to read. It's a great 'who done it' from beginning to end but the best part is how really factual it presents Sweet Adelines at their best; comeptitors, entertainers, and the best support group for women I've ever been lucky enough to be a part. The book gives you just a week at an International Convention in San Antonia, TX. Enjoy and relive it if you we [...]

    9. Witty, intriguing, funny, deadly. Diane Bailey and James Callan put the reader right on stage with the victims and backstage the sleuths. Puzzling, right to the end. Are the Sweet Adelines as sweet as we think? Great mystery.

    10. loved it. I could do see some of my chorus fitting right in or joking around like that. ending was a bit surprising. great story

    11. Knowing the author, chorus, and having competed at the San Antonio competition, this was especially fun to read.

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