Kagge Forlag January 2021
Fiction / Crime novel
English sample chapters available
Selected title by NORLA – extensive translation grants available.
After a short break, the world famous Jazz saxophonist picks up her instrument, plays one heart-wrenching wail – and falls to her death on stage.
Martha Tverrberg, a 66-year-old world-renowned saxophonist and controversial feminist is performing this year’s commission piece at Vossa Jazz, the annual international jazz festival at easter. In the audience sits Agnes Tveit, who is writing a biography about the jazz diva. Agnes is a fan of Vossa Jazz — if it just weren’t for the music. Her thoughts keep wandering off, to how she had broken the engagement with her ex-fiancé after admitting to a one night stand with a journalist colleague. As if this weren´t enough, her old love crush, Alexander Kosanovic, is the new director of Vossa Jazz.
After a short break, the diva grabs the microphone and gives a furious speech about how the whole jazz community is a disgrace because of its ageism and discrimination against women. Then, she picks up her instrument, plays one heart-wrenching wail – and falls to her death on stage. The police conclude that Martha died from a poisonous powder applied to the mouth piece of her second saxophone and start investigating the death as murder. Was he also murdered? When Agnes Tveit finds Tverrberg’s diaries, she discovers several suspects . Soon she gets tangled up in a murder mystery that might put herself in great danger.
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