Let me start by saying that I am a professional musician, and I did really appreciate all the music details included here. I think they might be lost on many readers, but I for one was excited to see a carillon being played. I also enjoyed the great period detail. The mystery, unfortunately, wasn't so great, but I can usually forgive that in a book with so many great details. So why was I left bored by this book? I simply was not touched by the characters, even though they were fairly well drawn. I would recommend this book (the cd is an especially nice touch.) It wasn't for me, but I would be interested in reading other books by the author.