I enjoyed all three. Scott Joplin was a tragic figure, and the depiction of Irving Berlin was fascinating. Sarah Rubin rated it liked it Feb 21, Tyson Brown rated it liked it Dec 05, Carolyn rated it liked it May 30, Catmeyoo rated it really liked it Sep 27, Fred rated it really liked it Jun 15, Joyce rated it really liked it Dec 09, Cyber rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Jennifer Stowers rated it really liked it Jul 10, Larey Mcdaniel rated it liked it Jan 03, Benjamin baschinsky marked it as to-read Mar 17, Miller added it Jul 27, Gerry Kelly marked it as to-read Aug 26, Pamela marked it as to-read Feb 25, Peggy added it Nov 27, Jenene marked it as to-read Mar 08, Christina added it Jun 07, Jane marked it as to-read Jun 09, Bonnie marked it as to-read Jun 10, Eric Anderson marked it as to-read Jul 15, Diana Sandberg marked it as to-read Sep 08, Hannah marked it as to-read Feb 02, Nicole added it Sep 03, Park Ridge Public Library added it Jan 20, Dana added it Jan 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Larry Karp practiced perinatal medicine and wrote general nonfiction before turning his back on medical work to write mystery novels full-time. The backgrounds and settings of Larry's mysteries reflect many of his interests, including musical antiques, medical-ethical issues, and ragtime music. His current book, The King of Ragtime, the second work in a ragtime mystery trilogy, centers on a real-l Larry Karp practiced perinatal medicine and wrote general nonfiction before turning his back on medical work to write mystery novels full-time. His current book, The King of Ragtime, the second work in a ragtime mystery trilogy, centers on a real-life dispute between Scott Joplin and Irving Berlin over the alleged theft of a piece of music.
Other books in the series. Ragtime Trilogy 3 books. Books by Larry Karp. Long explanatory sections slowed down the story telling. I'm going to try a sample of the next of the trilogy, hoping that the writing will improve. That said, the author did what I wish every author of this type of work would do--at the end he told who was real, who was not, and what happened to them. Sure an interesting introduction into a time and place I used to know nothing about.
Pretty credibly crafted story around facts and figures. It sounds pretty unbelievable today that music sheets would be a highly coveted business, but it's easy to forget that everything was live entertainment then and there was no reproduced music.
The Ragtime Kid 3. It sounds pretty unbelievable today that music sheets would be a highly coveted business, but it's easy to forget that everything was live entertainment then and there was no reproduced music. The backgrounds and settings of Larry's mysteries reflect many of his interests, including musical antiques, medical-ethical issues, and ragtime music. Ragtime Trilogy 3 books. Lists with This Book. Jane Mitchell rated it liked it Jan 25, Even worse, two Sedalia Klansmen are hot after the journal, and don't care if they have to kill someone to get it.
I love ragtime music, and find the lives of the ragtime composers very interesting. The writing isn't great, but it's good enough, and it's very intricately plotted and thoroughly researched. It keeps you turning the pages, and was quite enjoyable. Apr 17, Susan rated it liked it Shelves: Sedalia is deeply divided on racial lines, and he's a white kid venturing into an African American neighborhood.
When he finds evidence to a murder, he's afraid to go to the law--he is a runaway--but he knows the man they have jailed is innocent.
Having little background on ragtime music, i find this book very interesting. I thought the characters were purely fictional, except for Scott Joplin of course. Its a great read--its about a period in music history where the music of the colored people are neglected and unacknowleged.
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Now imma gon to do some more research about this period in music. This book rambled enough that I found it extremely difficult to continue reading after the second chapter. I struggled to finish as I do not like to leave anything uncompleted. What seems to be accurate research the author did to write this book was the only thing that kept me from giving it a 1-star rating. Mar 19, Caroline Mateo rated it it was amazing. This book gives one deeper insight as to the social attitudes of that era not only for the African Americans, but also for the whites. I enjoyed the story immensely because I am learning to play Scott Joplin's music now.
Although it's a little difficult for me to play, this story has given me encouragement to continue. It took me almost a month to finish this.
The mystery somehow got bogged down in Brun Campbell's explanations and opinions. The characters for the most part are real people and Sedalia, Kansas was indeed the birthplace of Ragtime. The writer needs to hone his writing skill. I don't think I have the patience to tackle the other two installments of the trilogy. Oct 01, Kathryn Cook rated it it was amazing. Feet Tapping And Skirts Swinging Although the plot bends like a river, and slows in curving seams, the story builds to an amazing crescendo.
Remarkably well researched and accurate.
The story lines is quite a tale of ragtime music and dismal racism. An enjoyable historical mystery.
Some unexpected twists, but most of the information was available to the reader. The story is good enough to make me willing to forgive the little bit that was hidden.
I loved the characters in this book. I loved the history in this book. I did not like the style of writing however. It took me a really long time to finish this book because of that.
I got so bored with how long winded the author was. Gla to be done with it. I thought this book was a mystery but I guess most of it was true as well. Apr 01, Shawana M.
Turner rated it it was amazing. Good read I choose this rating, because it kept my interest, and it provided a little history. Again a good read. Cyber rated it it was amazing Apr 06, Deb rated it really liked it Mar 16, Sue rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Whitney Joy rated it really liked it Oct 09, Mashell rated it really liked it Nov 04, Alison rated it liked it Feb 18, Brahmer rated it liked it May 31, Candice rated it it was ok Jan 15, Jane Mitchell rated it liked it Jan 25, Veronica rated it it was amazing May 01,