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When reclusive, blind violin pedagogue Daniel Jacobus is invited to speak at a seemingly innocuous symposium on Baroque music at a prestigious music conservatory, he has no idea he is about to become enmeshed in an entrenched culture of sexual harassment and its cover-up at the highest levels. And when a renowned faculty member dies of apparent natural causes, only the curious behaviour of a violin student at Jacobus's master class is an indication to him that something may be terribly amiss.

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Gerald Elias

Gerald Elias is an acclaimed author and musician.

An award-winning author, his Daniel Jacobus mystery series takes place in the dark corners of the classical music world and has won extensive critical praise. His essays and short stories have been published in a growing number of diverse and distinguished anthologies and online journals, including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Sherlock Holmes Magazine, Level Best anthologies, Reichel arts blog, Berkshire Magazine and Opera magazine.

A former violinist with the Boston Symphony and associate concertmaster of the Utah Symphony, Elias has performed on five continents as violinist, conductor, composer and teacher. Since 2004 he has been music director of the Vivaldi by Candlelight concerts in Salt Lake City, and continues to perform with the Boston Symphony at their Tanglewood summer festival.

A native New Yorker, Elias resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, and West Stockbridge, Massachusetts, where he continues to expand his musical and literary horizons.

For more information, visit www.geraldelias.com

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