Maskerade : (Discworld Novel 18), Paperback

Maskerade : (Discworld Novel 18) Paperback

Part of the Discworld Novel series

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I thought: opera, how hard can it be? Songs. Pretty girls dancing. Nice scenery. Lots of people handing over cash. Got to be better than the cut-throat world of yoghurt, I thought.

Now everwhere I go there's...' Death, to be precise. And plenty of it. In unpleasant variations. This isn't real life. This isn't even cheesemongering. It's opera. Where the music matters and where an opera house is being terrorised by a man in evening dress with a white mask, lurking in the shadows, occasionally killing people, and most worryingly, sending little notes, writing maniacal laughter with five exclamation marks.

Opera can do that to a man. In such circumstances, life has obviously reached that desperate point where the wrong thing to do has to be the right thing to do...




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One of the best ones so far in this series. Always a pleasure to see Ogg and Weatherwax and this time the subject is Opera. I also liked the addition this time of a real murder mystery which was deftly done I thought. Definitely superior Pratchett.

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