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Brendan Slocumb on his new musical thriller, 'Symphony of Secrets'

Brendan Slocumb is the author of 'Symphony of Secrets'
David Bickley
Brendan Slocumb is the author of 'Symphony of Secrets'

In his own words, Brendan Slocumb hopes to be the Stephen King of the musical thriller genre, and he’s well on his way. His newest book is titled Symphony of Secrets and it follows a professor who uncovers the mystery of the origin of a fictional composer’s biggest hits. It’s full of action, deeply woven secrets, and confronts America’s past and current problem of appropriation. I recently spoke with Brendan Slocumb about the research that went into creating his characters and the influence music holds over his own life.


Symphony of Secrets by Brendan Slocumb was published by Anchor.

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