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The Metropolitan Opera murders

Title
The Metropolitan Opera murders / Helen Traubel ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Leslie S. Klinger.
Author
Traubel, Helen
Publication
Naperville, Illinois : Poisoned Pen Press in association with the Library of Congress, [2022]

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Additional Authors
Klinger, Leslie S.
Description
xi, 194 pages : illustration; 22 cm.
Series Statement
Library of Congress crime classics
Uniform Title
Library of Congress crime classics.
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Detective and mystery fiction.
  • Fiction.
  • Novels.
Note
  • "This edition of The Metropolitan Opera Murders is based on the first edition in the Library of Congress's collection, originally published in 1951 by Simon and Schuster."
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Call Number
JFD 22-1335
ISBN
  • 9781464215902
  • 1464215901
LCCN
2021037057
OCLC
1250308262
Author
Traubel, Helen, author.
Title
The Metropolitan Opera murders / Helen Traubel ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Leslie S. Klinger.
Publisher
Naperville, Illinois : Poisoned Pen Press in association with the Library of Congress, [2022]
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Series
Library of Congress crime classics
Library of Congress crime classics.
Summary
"A scandalous and satisfying behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous world of opera, from an insider who was herself the lead soprano at the Met for many years, and a popular performer on radio and television. The backstage drama at the Metropolitan Opera often rivals the onstage performances but generally doesn't prove fatal. Not so for prompter Rudolf Salz, who chose a most inopportune moment during the second act of Wagner's Die Walküre to die of strychnine poisoning-directly in view of the star of the opera, Elsa Vaughn. Not surprisingly, she misses a note or two. When Detective-Lieutenant Sam Quentin arrives on the scene, he learns that the poison was in a bottle of scotch whiskey pilfered from Miss Vaughn's dressing room. Was she the intended victim? Several attempts had been made recently to harm the soprano-ground glass in her cold cream, toppling scenery, flowers treated to induce an allergic reaction. Was this all the work of her understudy, the very ambitious Miss Hilda Semple? Or was the poison truly intended for Salz, an embittered former Wagnerian tenor, once world-famous, and now reduced to coaching other singers? When a second murder takes place, Vaughn can no longer deny that she may be a target"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
Added Author
Klinger, Leslie S., editor.
Other Form:
Online version: Traubel, Helen. Metropolitan Opera murders Naperville, Illinois : Poisoned Pen Press in association with the Library of Congress, 2022 9781464215919 (DLC) 2021037058
Research Call Number
JFD 22-1335
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