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Psychic Mira Tejedor possesses unique talents that enable her to find anything and anyone, but now she must find a comatose boy wandering lost inside the labyrinth of his own mind. Thirteen-year-old Anthony Faircloth hasn’t spoken a word in almost a month and with each passing day, his near catatonic state worsens. No doctor, test, or scan can tell Anthony’s distraught mother what has happened to her already troubled son. In desperation, she turns to Mira for answers, hoping her unique abilities might succeed where science has failed.
At their first encounter, Mira is pulled into Anthony’s mind and finds the child’s psyche shattered into the various movements of Modest Mussorgsky’s classical music suite, Pictures at an Exhibition. As she navigates this magical dreamscape drawn from Anthony’s twin loves of Russian composers and classical mythology, Mira must contend with gnomes, troubadours, and witches in her search for the truth behind Anthony’s mysterious malady.
The real world, however, holds its own dangers. The onset of Anthony’s condition coincides with the disappearance of his older brother’s girlfriend, a missing persons case that threatens to tear the city apart. Mira discovers that in order to save Anthony, she will have to catch a murderer who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets contained in Anthony’s unique mind from ever seeing the light.
“Both a psychological thriller and a fantasy quest, The Mussorgsky Riddle is imaginative, thoughtful and ambitious.” - A.J. Hartley, New York Times and USA Today Best Selling Author of The Mask of Atreus and On The Fifth Day
“Genius, madness, magic and murder in a well-spun, suspenseful tale.” - Gail Z. Martin, author of Deadly Curiosities
“Darin Kennedy nailed it. His debut is as strong as it is solid. Fast-paced and filled with twists that will keep you turning pages, The Mussorgsky Riddle is a fresh idea executed with all the finesse of a seasoned author. Don’t miss this book!” - Linda Robertson, author of the Persephone Alcmedi series
“Darin Kennedy’s debut novel, The Mussorgsky Riddle, is a masterfully written ode to Pictures at an Exhibition and a thrilling, psychological page turner!” - Roy A. Mauritsen, author of Shards of the Glass Slipper
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Darin Kennedy, born and raised in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After completing family medicine residency in the mountains of Virginia, he served eight years as a United States Army physician and wrote his first novel in 2003 in the sands of northern Iraq.
His debut novel, The Mussorgsky Riddle, was born from a fusion of two of his lifelong loves: classical music and world mythology. His short stories can be found in various publications and he is currently hard at work on his next novel.
Doctor by day and novelist by night, he writes and practices medicine in Charlotte, North Carolina. When not engaged in either of the above activities, he has been known to strum the guitar, enjoy a bite of sushi, and rumor has it he even sleeps on occasion.
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