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Publishers Weekly called Frank Dragovic, who first appeared in Dirty Proof, "an enlightened detective" and "a charming, savvy narrator."Now Chicago private eye 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 tunes and songs. But sour notes abound, and theft of musical instruments soon crescendos to blackmail and then- 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, the blackmailer, and the murderer: are they one person? Two? Or three?Sound Proof is a revenge-plot mystery with a rural setting, eccentric characters, a touch of romance, and quite a bit of humor. And folk music. Folk music everywhere, with suspects playing fiddles, banjos, guitars, autoharps, hammered dulcimers, bowed psaltries, and rhythm bones.And then there's the pig. Richard. A 500-pound Yorkshire who likes to gnaw his way out of the pigpen and investigate what's happening at Midwest Music Madness. In fact, Mary Ployd, Frank's client, fully expects that Richard will be the one to catch the instrument thief. Dragovic thinks otherwise.Sound Proof is Book Two in the Frank Dragovic Mystery series.
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Barbara Gregorich's works include the novel She's on First as well as the nonfiction work, Women at Play: The Story of Women in Baseball, which won the SABR-Macmillan Award for Best Baseball Research of the Year. Sound Proof sees the return of Frank Dragovic, the private detective Gregorich first introduced in Dirty Proof.