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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sara Hoskinson Frommer  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1938 in Chicago, Il


-- Website -- http://www.sff.net/people/SarahoskinsonFrommer/
-- Sara Hoskinson Frommer on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=sara+hoskinson+frommer


Illinois Connection

Sarah Frommer was born in Chicago, grew up in Hawaii and northern Illinois, and went to high school in Kewanee, Illinois, a few miles from Bishop Hill.

Biographical and Professional Information


Selected Titles At Your Library

Murder in C major /
ISBN: 1890208310. OCLC Number:

Thorndike Press,. Waterville, Me. :. 2003.

The Oliver Civic Symphony is just another small-town orchestra, a gathering spot for local amateur musicians. It has weekly rehearsals, punch and cookies, and colorful gossip, and now... it has murder. An oboist suddenly drops dead of what turns out to be a rare poison. A flutist's throat is slashed. Joan Spencer is new in town, but quickly becomes an old hand at digging out clues. And with the help of Oliver policeman Fred Lundquist, she uncovers a daring melody that only a murderous virtuoso could perform.

Buried in quilts /
ISBN: 0595143067. OCLC Number:

iUniverse.com,. Lincoln, NE :. ©2000.

Joan Spencer and the Oliver Civic Symphony are rehearsing "The Unanswered Question" when Joan finds a body.

Murder & Sullivan /
ISBN: 037326285X. OCLC Number:

Worldwide,. Toronto ;. 1998, ©1997.

A judge is murdered while performing in an amateur production of an opera by Gilbert and Sullivan in a college town in Indiana. Sleuth Joan Spencer, who plays the viola in the orchestra which provided the music, teams up with a detective and discovers the judge had many enemies.

The vanishing violinist :
ISBN: 0312241046. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Minotaur,. New York :. 1999.

Sleuth and violinist Joan Spencer of Indiana searches for a Brazilian player and her Stradivarius, gone missing during an international competition. Suspected by police is a contestant who is Joan's future son-in-law and she has to clear his name. By the author of Murder in C Major.

Witness in Bishop Hill /
ISBN: 0312302436. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Minotaur,. New York :. 2002.

Taking a long-delayed honeymoon to Bishop Hill, Joan Spencer joins forces with her spouse to uncover the truth when her mother-in-law, who suffers from Alzheimer's, becomes the sole witness to a brutal murder.

Death climbs a tree /
ISBN: 0373266324. OCLC Number:

Worldwide,. Toronto ;. 2008, ©2005.


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