Death of a Soprano


Death of a Soprano: A Joseph Haydn Mystery
by Nupur Tustin

About Death of a Soprano

Death of a Soprano: A Joseph Haydn Mystery
Historical Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Setting – Eighteenth-century Royal Hungary, Habsburg Empire
Foiled Plots Press (May 27, 2023)
Print length ‏ : ‎ 319 pages


When murder invades Haydn’s opera stage, scandal isn’t far behind . . .

Charged with ensuring that an imperial wedding transpires without mishap, composer Joseph Haydn has his hands full. Barely seventeen, Archduke Ferdinand Karl, the imperial bridegroom, is reluctant to marry. And the bride, Maria Beatrice, has her reservations as well.

But when an extortion note surfaces—an unpleasant reminder of the bridegroom’s shameful past—the wedding seems truly doomed. Worse still, all the evidence points to Haydn’s prima donna, Lucia Pacelli, being the blackmailer.

Before Haydn can confront her, however, Lucia is fatally poisoned. And Haydn is left to wonder whether his imperial charge had a hand in her death.

Troubled by the dark secrets he might uncover, Haydn is nevertheless compelled to investigate. Will the young Archduke be found innocent? Or must Haydn lead His Imperial Highness to the gallows?

About Nupur Tustin

A former journalist, Nupur Tustin relies upon a Ph.D. in Communication and an M.A. in English to orchestrate murder.  She also writes the Celine Skye Psychic Mysteries based on the Gardner Museum theft.  Childhood piano lessons and a 1903 Weber Upright share equal blame for her musical works.

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  1. I love a good historical romance suspense -thanks

  2. Sounds like a great book. Looking forward to reading it.

    1. Thanks, Dianne. I’m glad you like the concept. All of the Haydn Mysteries have been fun to write, but the ones about opera have been especially enjoyable to research and write. Nupur

  3. It’s more of a historical mystery than romantic suspense, although the theme does focus on relationships. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Nupur


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