Thursday, May 06, 2010
I also loved Joan's relationship with Bruce, her daughter's fiancee. Joan, the major sleuth and music lover, makes Bruce feel so at home without her daughter around to tell her what Bruce likes or doesn't like. Joan is really a kind lady who seems to have a wide streak of motherly love.
Most of all I liked the care taken by Sara Hoskinson Frommer to describe the Stradivarius. The way she described the instrument helped me to realize the rare beauty of this instrument. I now have many questions about the Stradivarius because I really only know the famous name of the violin. I'm not a lover of classical music. My son loves Beethoven and all those composers. I don't think he could live without hearing their music, going to concerts or discussing the trivia about classical music.
I, on the other hand, went to one concert with him and ended up giggling, smothering giggles all through the piece being played. It seemed so long. The speed of the violin bows against the violins seem to make me feel like I was going around and around on a speeding amusement ride. Brother, I was so embarrassed. Thankfully, the lights were low. No one could see me making a dunce of myself.
I did have a feeling that Joan would get people to spill the facts to the crime too quickly. It was like squeezing an overly wet sponge. All she had to do was ask and information would tumble out of people. I wanted Joan to work a little harder at getting information from the people in Oliver.Stradivarius Violins
This is my second cozy by Sara Hoskinson Frommer. I have enjoyed each one. I have another one waiting to be read.