Author Archives: Nupur Tustin

Where did Franz Go? A Note on Austrian Names

I recently received an email from a reader wanting to know why I always refer to Haydn as Joseph Haydn. His name was Franz Joseph Haydn, after all. So why do Haydn’s friends in the Haydn Mysteries address him by … Continue reading

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Aria to Death: A Book Club Pick

I’m delighted to report that Aria to Death, the second Haydn Mystery, is a May Book Club Pick. It’s been featured along with some other wonderful crime fiction writers on Book Club Central. I’m beyond thrilled to have my Haydn … Continue reading

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Forensic Bach

The little known story of how one musician inadvertently aided in the development of a key area in forensic science. The story comes from Katherine Ramsland’s Beating the Devil’s Game—a must-read for anyone interested in the history of forensic science.

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Anna’s Potion: An 18th-Century Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery

July 26, 1768: The Feast Day of St. Anna, the mother of the Virgin Mary. The Emperor Leopold’s firstborn son, Joseph, was born shortly after a hand purported to belong to the saint was brought to Vienna. I would imagine … Continue reading

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