“A Fatal Finale hits the ground running, with lively storytelling, a great milieu, and wonderful characters…Kalb may be a debut author, but her storytelling skills are already top-notch…Fun, romance, swordplay, music, and a well-done mystery take the stage for an outstanding debut. Brava!”
"This is the start of a wonderful new series. Ella is an amazing character...Kalb paints a vivid portrait of New York at the end of the 19th century...Highly recommended."
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“A thoroughly enjoyable book, for both the plot centering around a still-contemporary malady, as well as its historical description of a world on the brink of a new century.”
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"A Fatal Finale is an immersive romp in the life of a Gilded Age opera singer from humble beginnings, featuring a murder mystery and a chaste romance."
“Filled with period details and well-drawn characters, including an intelligent parrot named Montezuma, this story provides a nice start to a series for those who enjoy feisty heroines in cozies with theatrical frames.”