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The King of Ragtime: A Ragtime Mystery Larry Karp

The King of Ragtime: A Ragtime Mystery

Larry Karp

Published
ISBN : 9781590587010
Paperback
308 pages
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 About the Book 

It’s 1916, and time’s running out for Scott Joplin. Before he dies, he wants to provide for his wife and to secure his place in musical history. He’s written a musical drama. His young piano student, Martin Niederhoffer, who works as a book-keeper atMoreIt’s 1916, and time’s running out for Scott Joplin. Before he dies, he wants to provide for his wife and to secure his place in musical history. He’s written a musical drama. His young piano student, Martin Niederhoffer, who works as a book-keeper at Waterson, Berlin, and Snyder Music Publishers, convinces him to try to get Irving Berlin to publish and produce the work. The next day, Niederhoffer walks into his office and finds Joplin crouched over the blood-soaked body of a young man. He hustles his teacher away- unfortunately, the two are seen leaving the building. Nell Stark, daughter of Joplin’s first publisher, John Stark, hides Joplin and Niederhoffer from the police and calls her father in from St. Louis to help sort out the mess. After Berlin denies ever having received Joplin’s play, young Niederhoffer breaks cover and engages the services of a hit man. And just when things couldn’t get worse, Niederhoffer’s girlfriend, Birdie, is kidnapped.