Books by Larry Karp

THE RAGTIME TRAVELER by Larry Karp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 6, 2017

"The fourth Ragtime Mystery (The Ragtime Fool, 2010, etc.) is filled with warmth and wonder and interesting music trivia, buoyed by the relationship between the two sleuths, which may well echo that between the late Larry Karp and his son, who finished this final installment after his death."
A musical scholar meets his ragtime idol and solves a tangled murder with help from the past. Read full book review >
A PERILOUS CONCEPTION by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2011

"Alternating first-person narratives from the self-important surgeon and the hard-boiled sleuth add texture to this series kickoff from Karp (The King of Ragtime, 2008, etc.). Well paced and intriguing."
When a veteran detective investigates a baffling murder-suicide, he uncovers a medical morass and some profound ethical questions. Read full book review >
THE RAGTIME FOOL by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2010

"In the final volume of his Ragtime trilogy (The King of Ragtime, 2008, etc.), Karp seamlessly weaves real people like Campbell into an interesting historical yarn with a whodunit kicker."
Ragtime music and racial tensions rise and clash in the 1950s, leading to murder. Read full book review >
THE KING OF RAGTIME by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"Impressively researched, with a substantial bibliography, Karp's second Joplin mystery (The Ragtime Kid, 2006) paints a full-bodied portrait of Harlem back in the day. Though the plot rambles, it takes you places you'll be glad you visited."
The dying Scott Joplin gets tangled up in murder and writes his final masterpiece. Read full book review >
THE RAGTIME KID by Larry Karp
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 30, 2006

"Karp (First, Do No Harm, 2005, etc.) succeeds admirably in making both ragtime and Joplin more compelling than his mystery."
A young man's obsession with ragtime leads him to his idol Scott Joplin, and into the middle of a murder puzzle. Read full book review >