24 October, 2011

Ding Ding Dong the Diva's Dead by Cat Melodia Blog Tour and Review

Ding Dong The Diva's Dead 
A Debbie de Lille Murder Mystery
Deborah de Lille is an opera singer—in the least grand sense. Debbie doesn’t foresee a future beyond Handel Messiahs and low-budget tours ... until her agent finagles her a minor role with a small-town company. Offenbach’s spooky opera, Tales of Hoffmann, features three leading ladies. The cast is all too well-acquainted, and familiarity has bred contempt. Debbie is the outsider, and someone is hell-bent on driving her out with smoke bombs, ghostly visitations, and booby-traps. Will opening night mean "curtains" for Debbie?

Ding Dong The Diva's Dead YouTube video book trailer

Cat Melodia's Bio:
Cat Melodia is the nom de plume of a Seattle-based mezzo soprano and voice teacher. Like her heroine, she often wears the pants on stage. Three of her opera adaptations/translations have been performed at community colleges. She has a Bachelor’s Degree cum laude in German Literature from Princeton and a Master’s in Music.

My Thoughts:

Ding Dong the Diva's Dead by Cat Melodia is a fast paced funny read, well it has some murders too. I found the character's very engaging and loved the ones worth loving and disliked the ones who were not so nice. It seems the heroine, Deborah de Lille who is an opera singer, seems to find herself in spots of trouble. All she wants to do is sing in the opera, Tales of Hoffman, but getting to do that can be life threatening. Plus when she gets in trouble she is always sans clothing. The director, Reade does have her back though. This book had me eagerly turning the pages and I recommend it for any adult reader, has some sexy scenes, who loves a fun, murder mystery..Never knew opera could be so much fun!!
I received a copy of this book from Tribute Books and Cat Melodia for review and was not monetarily compensated for my review.
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Cat Melodia's blog:


Price: $24.95 
ISBN: 9781603818087
Pages: 246
Release: January 30, 2011

Price: $16.95 
ISBN: 9781603818070
Pages: 246
Release: January 30, 2011

Hardcover buy links:
Barnes & Noble

Paperback buy links:Amazon
Barnes & Noble

eBook buy links:
Kindle - $4.95
Nook - $4.95
Smashwords - $4.95


  1. Kathleen, I'm so glad that you enjoyed Cat's book and for recommending it to all those out there who like a fun, murder mystery. You're right - whoever knew the opera could be so much fun!

  2. Thanks, Kathleen! I'm so pleased that you liked the book. I really appreciate your taking the time to read and review it.

  3. You are very welcome!! I enjoyed it...



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