Sound Proof, by Barbara Gregorich
Publishers Weekly called Frank Dragovic, who first appeared in Dirty Proof, “an enlightened detective” and “a charming, savvy narrator.”
Now Chicago private detective Dragovic is back, working undercover at Midwest Music Madness, a folk festival targeted by a thief. The corn is high in Iroquois County, the food deliciously Midwestern, the music old-time and folk. But sour notes abound and theft of musical instruments soon crescendos to murder.
Working undercover as a carpenter, Frank finds himself repairing corn cribs and pig pens in the July heat. At the same time, he must determine the thief and murderer — difficult to do while surrounded by suspects playing fiddles, banjos, guitars, autoharps, hammered dulcimers, bowed psaltries, and rhythm bones.
AUTHOR BIO, Barbara Gregorich
Barbara Gregorich is the author of She’s on First, a well-received mainstream novel about a woman major league baseball player, and Sound Proof, a mystery featuring Frank Dragovic, Chicago Croatian private detective. Her nonfiction work, Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, won the SABR-Macmillan award for best baseball research of the year. She has recently published Research Notes for Women at Play, Volume 1.
Gregorich also writes children’s books, including Waltur Buys a Pig in a Poke and Waltur Paints Himself into a Corner, early readers featuring Waltur, a bear who learns folk wisdom as expressed in idioms and proverbs but only after humorous results. She is the author of numerous early readers and workbooks published by School Zone Publishing, as well as the author of Workman’s Brain Quest Workbook Grade 4.
Recently Gregorich has started to write poetry. Her poems have been published in Barnwood, Blue Collar Review, Cricket, Inkwell, Christian Science Monitor, andPeninsula Pulse, and will appear in the 2012 Wisconsin Poets Calendar. She lives in Chicago.
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