Robert Bonotto, writer

Below are links to my full-length classical music murder mystery, The Baton Rouge, which is looking for a publisher. 

Chapter One      Chapter Two      Chapter Three

Chapter Four     Chapter Five      Chapter Six


Chapter Seven   Chapter Eight    Chapter Nine


Chapter Ten     Chapter Eleven  Chapter Twelve

Chapter 13          Chapter 14           Chapter 15


 The hero of The Baton Rouge is an entire chamber orchestra, located in a small, Providence-like New England city. They invite a world-famous conductor to lead a fund-raising concert ... but murder during the final rehearsal throws the fate of the entire orchestra into the hands of Tom Griffes, third flutist (and a police detective), as well as the once-famous prodigy Beatrice Klarke, now the orchestra's concertmaster. There are 20 chapters in all, and yes, I'm looking for a publisher for TBR. Here's quotes from folks who've read it:

"It's probably the funniest novel ever written about classical music."    --Paul Nelson, ASCAP-award winning composer

"Excellent, with just enough red herrings to keep us guessing whodunnit. It also gives a real feeling of the warmth of creative, collaborative people."      --Polly Hogan & Ron Ritchell, founders of the Boston Lyric Stage

"So where's the sequel?"    --N.A.K., musicologist

"Wow, did I enjoy it! I loved the characters, the voices you gave them; the plot was fabulous --except that I miss these, my new friends, already. And the artwork blew me away."   --Don Ehlich, Violist, San Fransisco Symphony


If you have an interest in the book (I've included 24 illustrations in the

text), shoot me an email!