Chord of Evil

Chord of Evil Review

A mysterious 1940s’ portrait leads researcher Phineas Fox to uncover a devastating wartime secret in this chilling novel of suspense.



Phineas Fox finds it impossible to refuse when his sport-loving neighbour Toby begs for his help in finding out what’s happened to his cousin Arabella, who seems to have disappeared without trace. The only clue to her whereabouts is an obscure 1940s’ portrait left in her flat, a gift from her godfather, Stefan. The painting depicts the mysterious Christa Klein, Stefan’s sister - and an alleged murderess.



Was Christa Klein really guilty of a monstrous crime? What exactly happened within brooding Wewelsburg Castle back in 1941? And what does it have to do with Arabella’s disappearance? As Phin delves further, he uncovers evidence of a lost piece of music and a devastating wartime secret: an atrocity whose repercussions reach to the present day.

Title:Chord of Evil
Edition Language:English

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  • EXCERPT: On the first night she knelt on the window-seat of her room, staring across the darkening landscape towards a huddle of buildings. At first she was not sure what they were. They were too larg...

  • 3.75⭐Thank you so much to severn house publishing via netgalley for sending me an ARc copy of chord of evil by Sarah Rayne . will be released on December 1, 2017. Toby and Phin are attending a neigh...

  • Chord of Evil is a mystery set in two eras. The story moves between the past, the early war years (the late 1930s) in Germany, and present-day England with a missing person in the present and question...

  • ARC from Netgalley courtesy of the publisherThis is the second adventure for music historian and researcher Phineas Fox. You don't need to read the first one to be able to enjoy this one as it is a se...

  • I am such a huge Sarah Rayne fan. I think she could write a book about paint drying and I'd still enjoy it. Thankfully she hasn't. Instead it's a second outing for Phineas Fox, music historian and lov...

  • Thank you to NetGalley and Severn House Publishing for a digital galley of this novel.I have read other books by Sarah Rayne and liked them very much. I began this series with the first Phineas Fox no...

  • Well done dual time line mystery. I'd not read Rayne before and was impressed with her ability to manage a lot of characters and events in a fairly short read. You'll learn a bit about WWII and musici...

  • ‘Chord of Evil’ by Sarah RaynePublished by Severn House, 31 August 2017. ISBN: 978-0727887412 (HB)We first met Phineas Fox, a professional music researcher, in 'Death Notes'. At that time, he had ...

  • 5 plus starsI read the kindle edition.Toby Tallis, Phineas “Phin” Fox’s neighbor is having a party. When Toby’s cousin Arabella doesn’t show up, Toby is concerned. Toby and Phin go to Arabel...

  • This is a creepy mystery that flashes back to Nazi prison camps and a piece of music that may have been written for Hitler. Phineas Fox is on the outskirts of the story, a charming sleigh who provides...