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Requiem in Vienna

Requiem in Vienna

Author(s): J Sydney Jones

Location(s): Vienna

Genre(s): Historical, Mystery

Era(s): 1890s



A series of accidents plague Vienna’s Court Opera and then a singer is killed during rehearsals of a new production. It would seem that someone is trying to murder Gustav Mahler. And Mahler may not be the first musical genius to have been targeted! Karl Werthen is engaged to help stop the attacks and with associates he delves into Vienna’s rich society of musicians to discover the identity of the person who has targeted one of Austria’s best-known artists. A mystery that will leave you guessing until the end.

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Cafes, more cream, intrigue,this book has it all, a feel for Vienna and a good storyline.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

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Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

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Entries close 6th November 2021