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Erica Miner presents ‘Prelude to Murder’

Erica Miner presents ‘Prelude to Murder’



November 21
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Third Place Books
5041 Wilson Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118 United States
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In Julia’s next adventure in Santa Fe, readers will enjoy a tasting flight of opera, a hint of the paranormal, and the promise of romance.

Third Place Books is delighted to welcome back former Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist and now writer and lecturer Erica Miner to our Lake Forest Park store! Miner will be discussing the second book in her Opera Mystery series, Prelude to Murder. This event is free and open to the public.

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About Prelude to Murder. . .

Front row seats to a thrilling and evocative musical mystery in the further adventures of Julia Kogan, a young violinist with the Metropolitan Opera, who leaves New York City for a three-month guest appearance with the Santa Fe Opera, where there’s enough ambition, intrigue, and jealous wrangling to ensure plenty of suspects when murder takes center stage. A Shakespeare-quoting detective, a pragmatic NYPD lover, a falsely accused friend, and a wealth of opera lore, combined with Julia’s parallel journey of self-discovery, will surprise and fascinate the neophyte as well as the opera buff.

Formerly a Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist for 21 years, Erica Miner now enjoys a multi-faceted career as an award-winning author, lecturer, screenwriter, and arts journalist. Erica’s debut novel, Travels with my Lovers, won the Fiction Prize in the Direct from the Author Book Awards. Her screenplays have won awards in the Santa Fe, WinFemme and Writer’s Digest competitions. Erica’s passion for “Bringing Murder and Music together” is embodied in her 3-part Julia Kogan “Opera Mystery” novel series, published by Level Best Books. Starting with Aria for Murder set at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Erica draws on her own real-life experiences working at the Met with Maestro Leonard Bernstein and other superstars of the music world. The series’ young violinist sleuth, Julia Kogan, investigates murder and mayhem behind the Met’s “Golden Curtain.” The series continues with sequels that take place at Santa Fe Opera and San Francisco Opera. A resident of the Pacific Northwest, Erica is a top speaker and lecturer on opera and writing.

About Third Place Books

Founded in 1998 in Lake Forest Park, Washington, Third Place Books is dedicated to the creation of a community around books and the ideas inside them. With locations in Lake Forest Park and Seattle’s Ravenna and Seward Park neighborhoods, Third Place Books is proud to serve the entire Seattle metro area. Learn more about their event series at thirdplacebooks.com/events.