BOOK LAUNCH EVENT
In this sequel to Murder In The Pit, young violinist Julia Kogan, having survived her entanglement in a murder plot at the Metropolitan Opera, finds further operatic turmoil at the Santa Fe Opera. Juliaand her cohort NYPD detective Larry Somers head to the Santa Fe Opera House,where numerous musicians from the Met Opera perform each summer. Against thebreathtaking backdrop of the mystical Sangre de Cristo and Jemez Mountains,where Pueblo Indian spirituality has reigned for a thousand years, and thedramatic, sweeping setting of the elegant contemporary outdoor Santa Fe Opera Theatre, chaos ensues, as murderous activities plague the performers on stage and off. Onceagain, Julia becomes embroiled in a behind-the-scenes investigation as, facedwith a murderer on the loose who threatens the sanctity of the prestigious operacompany, she and Larry are compelled to join forces to stop the menace fromwreaking further havoc. But the wholly unfamiliar setting, intimidating inits vastness, creates difficulties and dangers Julia never could have anticipated.
Former Metropolitan Opera Orchestra violinist ERICA MINER is an award-winning author, screenwriter, arts writer and lecturer. Her novels and screenplays have won awards in recognized competitions. Her lectures, seminars and workshops on writing and on opera have received kudos on both coasts and on major cruise lines. Erica’s debut novel,TRAVELS WITH MY LOVERS, won the Fiction Prize in the Direct from the Author Book Awards. Her thriller, MURDER IN THE PIT, was published by Twilight Times Books. The sequel, DEATH BY OPERA, is due to be released in May 2018. Erica regularly presents for the Osher Lifelong Living Institute at the University of California San Diego, the Creative Retirement Institute at Edmonds Community College in the greater Seattle area, and the Wagner Societies in New York,Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego. She is an active contributor to numerous arts websites.
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