What readers and reviewers are saying about The Missing Strad: The Story of the World's Greatest Violin Forgery
"A rollicking historical study that tackles the murky careers of antique violins and the raucous culture of 19th-century virtuosos.... Along the way, he steeps readers in the antics of superstar romantic violinists, especially the larger-than-life Paganini ... Lovers of classical music and forensic detective stories will eat it up.
An entertaining ramble through a golden age of violin-playing and violin-faking."
- Kirkus Reviews [READ FULL REVIEW]
"What a wonderful read! Thank you so much for the gift of your book, the gift of your research and the gift o the story you unfold. I now wonder if we can be sure of the authenticity of any musical instrument"
Bruce Kelly, Dean of Fine Arts, University of South Dakota