IT’S A CRIME!
IT’S A CRIME is a collection of 30 eclectic, spellbinding short mysteries, a “new and improved” edition of its 2019 progenitor, newly edited and formatted, with two new stories and two sneak previews of my newest mystery novels.
Available on AMAZON.
COOLEST AMERICAN STORIES 2023
I am honored to have had my short story, “A Scarab for Normandy,” included in this fabulous anthology, which on February 1, 2023, was the #1 Hot New Release for American Fiction Anthologies. Congratulations to editors Mark Wish and Elizabeth Coffey!
“An unforgettable, diverse, and lively collection of tales that go above and beyond cool. Once I cracked this open, I was hooked.” – Alex Segura, bestselling author of Secret Identity
MURDER AT THE ROYAL ALBERT
A packed house at London’s famed Royal Albert Hall. Gustav Mahler’s monumental 6th Symphony, with its three massive hammer strokes of Fate. The first and the second go by uneventfully. But then, the third! Will Mahler’s third hammer stroke of Fate claim another victim?
Gerald Elias’s riveting eighth installment of the critically acclaimed Daniel Jacobus mystery series will keep readers on the edge of their seats. Blind, curmudgeonly violinist Jacobus and his devoted companions, Yumi Shinagawa and Nathaniel Williams, join forces with Englishman Branwell Small, a questionably trustworthy partner in crime solving, and officious DCI Christopher Mattheson as they follow every baffling twist and turn in a truly classical whodunnit.
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“Murder at the Royal Albert is a near perfect mystery.” – Victoria Dougherty, best-selling author of The Bone Church
“Gerald Elias is a maestro of mystery.” – Gabriel Valjan, author of the Shane Cleary Mystery series
“A cleverly-constructed mystery, a delicious peek behind the scenes of a world-class orchestra, delightful settings that capture the vibrancy of London and the quaintness of small English villages–an irresistibly entertaining trio!” – Cynthia Baxter, author of the Reigning Cats & Dogs Mysteries and the Lickety Splits Ice Cream Shoppe Mysteries
“Music lovers’ favorite curmudgeon is back.” – Paul Adam, best-selling author of The Cremona Mysteries.
“The plot skates off in surprising directions and, as always, offers readers fascinating glimpses into the working life of a musician. One needn’t be a classical music aficionado to appreciate this clever, pacey entry.” – Publishers Weekly
“…EXCEPTIONAL…” “…HILARIOUS…” “ELIAS TELLS HIS NICELY PLOTTED TALE WITH BRIO.” READ THE ENTIRE PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW!
Simmering just under the surface of the levity of Roundtree Days, an annual festival celebrating the sensational hit television series, Roundtree, a clash of cultures between traditional and progressive values threatens to tear apart a proud Western town surrounded by an unforgiving desert environment. In a single day, Jefferson Dance, acting sheriff of Loomis City, Utah, confronts a suspected kidnapping, a surreal hostage situation, arson, and murder, while fending off his popular fictional double, who the public perceives as a real life hero. In a setting in which fantasy and reality become blurred, Dance unearths the town’s dark secrets as he brings the culprits to justice in the course of twenty-four hours.
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CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MURDER
The Daniel Jacobus Series
To listen to an entertaining interview about the Daniel Jacobus series and hear me perform some of the “title music” live, here’s a link to the syndicated radio show, Highway 89.
Check Out My Podcast With Jordan Rich!
“Today’s guest is a double threat. Meet Gerald Elias. Jerry is not only a world renowned classical violinist who played for years with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He’s also a talented novelist with a series of mysteries featuring crime solver and musical impresario Daniel Jacobus. Jerry’s newest novel is entitled, The Beethoven Sequence, about a mentally unstable American president.”
Watch My TEDxSaltLakeCity2019 Performance!
Excerpted from my book, Symphonies & Scorpions, “War & Peace. And Music,” is based on my reflections of a Boston Symphony performance in Tokyo in 2017, and how music and musicians have the potential to help create a more peaceful world.
Click HERE to watch this 14-minute video.
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Hi Savannah, I’m very pleased you’ve found my website helpful. I also hope you’ll find it enjoyable as you browse through some of my past blogs. Let me know if you have any questions, anytime.
I found your book in a LIttle Library near the Alaska Junction, and would like to talk with you about Symphonies and Scorpions. I’m a lifelong classical percussionist, but not at the levels you have to which you have ascended! Can we meet for coffee sometime?
Dear Ginny Bear, You’re the first one to write to me about my books that I’ve scattered around the Alki neighborhoods in the Little Libraries. It’s great to know that at least one person has read one of them! At the moment, I’m out of Washington and will be back in Seattle in mid-October, but once I’m back in town I’d be happy to meet for coffee and talk to you about *Symphonies & Scorpions* and about your life as a musician. If it’s not too much of an inconvenience, please send me a reminder! Best wishes.
On Sat, Sep 18, 2021 at 12:01 PM GERALD ELIAS – Author and Musician wrote:
> Ginny Bear commented: “I found your book in a LIttle Library near the > Alaska Junction, and would like to talk with you about Symphonies and > Scorpions. I’m a lifelong classical percussionist, but not at the levels > you have to which you have ascended! Can we meet for coffee som” >
I’m putting your message in my “pending” email folder and will contact you sometime after October 15th. I’m glad your book distributions have finally borne fruit!
Hello- are you back in West Seattle and ready for a coffee date or an Alki or Lincoln Park walk or? I have a recent exhilarating performance under my belt which somehow makes me more eager to talk with you: https://youtu.be/IIF9bIXhOpc
Yes, back in town. Please email me through the contact page on my website and we’ll figure out a time and place for coffee.