Aspiring conductor Cressa Carraway arrives at her grandmother's cabin at a rural Illinois lake resort, hoping to find some peace and quiet so she can finish composing the symphony she needs to earn her master's degree in composition. Instead, she finds her grandmother's corpse in the lake.
The authorities dismiss the death as an accidental drowning, but when Gram's best friend drowns in the exact same spot, Cressa just knows something is off-key in this idyllic setting. Convinced that her grandmother's death was anything but an accident, she fights her instinct to flee and starts looking into things herself.
There are lots of people and facts to consider, from the self-important property manager and his brow-beaten wife, to their salacious son, to the elderly widow who may be lacing her home-baked cookies with a dash of poison. As the body count rises, Cressa doesn't know which will be finished firsther symphony or her life.
"Five stars out of five! I strongly recommend putting this book on your summer reading list. It is the perfect book to read while sitting by the water." Lynn Farris, Examiner.com
"Suspenseful and full of surprises! Agatha-nominated writer Kaye George seamlessly combines an engaging heroine, an unusual setting, and a suspicious set of characters to create a truly satisfying read." Judy Dailey, author, Animal, Vegetable, Murder
"Great characters. A genuine page turner." Marilyn Levinson, author, Twin Lakes Mystery series
"Eine Kleine Murder immediately draws you in. Once you start reading, you'll ignore calls, texts and possibly your family until you reach the last page. The good news is that it's well worth it!" Laura Oles, Photo industry journalist & author
"Kaye George marries music and mystery in Eine Kleine Murder to produce an exciting, satisfying read. Brava, Ms. George!" Kathy Waller, Austin mystery writer
"Kaye George delivers again! Cressa Caraway, classical composer, is up to her eyeballs in music, murder, and mayhem in George's new mystery series. A rousing read." Gale Albright, Austin mystery writer