Where is Death and the Maiden available?
Death and the Maiden will be on the bookshelves August 16. It can be purchased at any bookstore or online, and can be found at local libraries as well. If you don’t see it, ask for it!
Is there a fourth book in the horizon?
I mentioned already I’m working on Death and Transfiguration. This is the name of one of Richard Strauss’s greatest orchestral tone poems, about the struggle of a dying man for redemption and his vision of the hereafter when he dies. Strauss composed the music as a young man, and — never one who could be called modest — as an old man on his deathbed he said to his daughter-in-law, “You know, death really is a lot like the way I composed it in Death and Transfiguration.”
My story is about a world-famous, tyrannical conductor named Vaclav Herza, who just about everyone would like to kill, but the great maestro always seems to have the upper hand — until he meets Daniel Jacobus, that is.
Is there anything else you’d like to say to my readers?
Since my first book, Devil’s Trill, came out two years ago I’ve received a lot of mail from readers who often have flattering comments to make about the books, but who also occasionally provide some choice, piquant criticism. I welcome both kinds of responses equally (well, maybe not quite equally) because while I like to hear I’m making most people happy, it’s good to be kept on my toes!