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The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists A Cassandra Reilly Mystery

Determined to clear her name Nicky calls Cassandra Reilly lesbian translator and part time sleuth extraordinaire and summons her to the City of Water Fifteen scholars and musicians are attending the symposium and each has a multitude of uirks and secrets as well as motive to steal the bassoon As Cassandra investigates she immerses herself in the world of Baroue music the. When my mother died she willed me her collection of girl s series novels There was Nancy Drew of course the original editions that had over 200 pages but there were also books featuring Trixie Belden the Dana Girls and the greatly overrated Judy Bolton One of my favorites and one of the reasons I like the Cassandra Reilly series so much was the Vicki Barr Flight Stewardess series In each book Vicki flew off to another city or country and in each new location she was able to take in the scenery as well as solve some type of mystery Few other such series books mixed education and entertainmentThis is true in lesbian mystery novels as well In those I have read only Katherine V Forrest does it in spades The Beverly Malibu which goes into the repressive McCarthy years and Sleeping Bones which delves into the beginnings of World War II are far interesting and important in their historical and societal aspects than the mysteries in which they are framedSo too are the descriptions of the places Cassandra Reilly visits The first novel in the series Gaudi Afternoon describes Antoni Gaudi s beautiful and mysterious architecture so glowingly that it makes the reader want to head to Barcelona on the next flight Trouble in Transylvania not only describes the various places in Romania and Hungary that Cassandra visits but gives the odd and divisive history of that region The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists does the same with the beautiful city of Venice If you don t use your Google search engine at least twice during each book you are not reading it rightBut Wilson doesn t stop at describing the scenery when she can she provides the stories with a feminist context as well In Trouble in Transylvania she gives us a rundown on the prehistoric matriarchal societies in what is called the Other Europe In The Orphaned Bassoonists the focus is on orphaned girls in Venice during the Renaissance who were taken in by nuns and taught to become virtuoso musicians Heady and touching stuff and history that almost no one has been taught Until nowThe story begins when Cassandra s good friend Nicki is asked to come to Venice to take part in a musical performance and is falsely accused of stealing a valuable bassoon thought to have been played by one of the orphaned girls hundreds of years earlier So Cassandra shows up to save the day as usual But as usual Cassandra really doesn t do much to solve anything although she does make inuiries Cassandra s mysteries usually solve themselves And as usual she finds time to get laid although it is off camera again as usualBuy these books and read them for what they are Good travel writing with a mystery and a lesbian twist Are they the best mysteries No but few are Are they entertaining and enjoyable Even a little endearing They are to me Just as the Vicki Barr mysteries were when I was growing up Note This review is included in my book The Art of the Lesbian Mystery Novel along with information on over 930 other lesbian mysteries by over 310 authors

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Tangle of personal intrigues at the symposium and a second mystery involving the orphaned bassoonists of eighteenth century VeniceWry intelligent and atmospheric  The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists is the fourth and final book in the Cassandra Reilly Mystery series which begins with  Gaudí Afternoon  Trouble in Transylvania and  The Death of a Much Travelled Woman. Translator Cassandra Reilly is called to Venice to help her housemate Nikki a bassoonist who is being accused of stealing an ancient bassoon from the era of Vivaldi Decent mystery set in Venice with some musical history Fun uick readNote the edition I have from 2000 lists the author as Barbara Wilson as does the ISBN citation

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Cassandra Reilly travels to Venice to solve the mystery of a missing bassoon and lands in the midst of an international cast of characters who all have something to hideAt the Venice based symposium on women musicians of Vivaldi’s time an instrument has gone missing an antiue bassoon an invaluable family heirloom and bassoonist Nicky Gibbons stands accused of the theft. Bassoons don t have a mouthpiece


10 thoughts on “The Case of the Orphaned Bassoonists A Cassandra Reilly Mystery

  1. says:

    Possibly the best of the Cassandra Reilly seriesThis may well be the best of the Cassandra Reilly series although I’m very fond of Gaudi Afternoon It’s got pace plotting some interesting characters and a great sense of place Wilson can’t write authentic dialogue outside for British characters to save her life Her Scottish bassoonist uses the odd ‘wee’ but otherwise has the speech patterns of an American as d

  2. says:

    Bassoons don't have a mouthpiece

  3. says:

    Some passages are enjoyable

  4. says:

    When my mother died she willed me her collection of girl's series novels There was Nancy Drew of course—the original edit

  5. says:

    I think if this weren't part of a series I would have enjoyed it I haven't read the other books and so am confused at Cassandra's character As an amateur sleuth she doesn't figure out what happened and is actually only mildly interested in what is happening As a one off book the latter still confuses me There w

  6. says:

    Lesbian translator Cassandra Reilly flies to London to help her friend Nicola who's accused of stealing an antiue bassoon Nicky inherited her house from her elderly friend Olivia but one of the other bassoonists at the Venetian con

  7. says:

    Translator Cassandra Reilly is called to Venice to help her housemate Nikki a bassoonist who is being accused of stealing an ancient bassoon from the era of Vivaldi Decent mystery set in Venice with some musical history Fun uick readNote the edition I have from 2000 lists the author as Barbara Wilson as does the

  8. says:

    35 Apparently the last of the SjoholmWilson mysteries Unfortunate for she's been a pleasant distraction probably the most literatecultured writer in the lesbian mystery sub genre reliable for a fun colorful read t

  9. says:

    Fun read for those who like lesbian mysteries that go light on sex and heavier on culture

  10. says:

    This is one mystery I couldn't get into I did not find the detective that appealing

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