Monthly Archives: November 2016

Congratulations, Goodreads Winners!

Congratulations to the two readers who won a signed copy of the first Joseph Haydn Mystery, A Minor Deception. I’m so excited to have you read it. Your books will be in the mail tomorrow. To the other entrants, thank … Continue reading

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Haydn and the Secret Code

How does Haydn use his musical skills to solve mysteries? Whenever I’m asked that question, my mind turns to the Enigma machine, ciphers, and coded messages exchanged between spies. Does Haydn use his knowledge of counterpoint, voice leading, chords and their … Continue reading

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Haydn and the Elections: A Lesson from the Eighteenth Century

The election is over, but, no matter which side you’re on, the results will linger on for some time. Some of you may be deeply disheartened, while others are quietly joyful. No matter what your feelings, I hope a trip … Continue reading

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