Prussian Counterpoint

When an enemy makes overtures of friendship, is anyone safe?

An unexpected invitation from wily King Frederick causes composer Joseph Haydn to fear he’s walking into a trap. After all, the Prussian King has never had any use for Haydn’s music. His Majesty seems more intrigued at Haydn’s being the son of a market-judge.

Worse still, the invitation appears to stir up suspicion in the highest quarters in Vienna. So much so that a mysterious, cloaked lady visits Haydn’s Music Room and issues a thinly veiled threat.

Now Haydn is convinced there’s mischief afoot

But not even he can foresee that he will stumble upon the corpse of the imperial ambassador a day after his arrival in Frederick’s Prussia, along with evidence that His Lordship may have been a common thief.

Can Haydn salvage the imperial ambassador’s reputation—and find his killer?

Advance Praise

“Wonderful read for fans of historical cozy mysteries. . .The characters are strong and the writing is smooth. . .”
                            Books a Plenty Book Reviews

“An interesting journey and Haydn is a likable main character.”  
                       Christa Reads and Writes

“Vivid historical descriptions, intricate details, and a fascinating central character kept me turning the pages.  Bravo!”
         Amanda Carmack, award-winning author of The Elizabethan Mystery Series

“A standout in the genre of historical mysteries. An encore is requested!
Midwest Book Review

“Tustin occupies a unique niche in the historical mystery world.”
                             Edith Maxwell, Agatha-nominated author of Delivering the Truth