A Virtual Conversation with Gerald Elias | The Devil's Trill

The Yale Club of Utah presents a virtual conversation with author and musician, Gerald Elias, about his mystery novel, The Devil's Trill, the first book in his Daniel Jacobus mystery series. A live musical performance from the author will be featured!

This free, virtual event will take place on Zoom and you may participate using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82054002155.  Meeting ID: 820 5400 2155

About the book:

Daniel Jacobus is a blind, reclusive, crotchety violin teacher living in self-imposed exile in rural New England. He spends his time chain-smoking, listening to old LPs, and occasionally taking on new students, whom he berates in the hope that they will flee.

Jacobus is drawn back into the world he left behind when he decides to attend the Grimsley Competition at Carnegie Hall. The young winner of this competition is granted the honor of playing the Piccolino Stradivarius, a uniquely dazzling three-quarter-size violin that has brought misfortune to all who possessed it over the centuries. But the violin is stolen before the winner of the competition has a chance to play it, and Jacobus is the primary suspect.

With the help of his friend and former musical partner, Nathaniel Williams, his new student,Yumi Shinagawa, and several quirky sidekicks, Jacobus sets out to prove his innocence and find the stolen Piccolino Strad. Will he be successful? The quest takes him through the halls of wealth and culture, across continents to Japan, and leads him to a…murder.

Event date: 
Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
Event address: 
Devil's Trill: A Daniel Jacobus Mystery By Gerald Elias Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953789655
Availability: Not on our shelves currently | available to order
Published: Level Best Books - May 11th, 2021