The Composer is dead! In fact, he's decomposing. The death is suspicious and the Inspector is certain that the culprit lurks among the orchestra. Could it be the French Horns? No, they were out with the Trombones and the percussion instruments, dancing until dawn. The Harp, the Tuba, the reed instruments--every instrument has an alibi. Who murdered the Composer? Lemony Snicket, bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events, turns his talent to a murder mystery set at the symphony in a story based on his collaboration with award-winning composer Nathanial Stookey. A fresh and contemporary alternative to the old-fashioned world of Peter and the Wolf, The Composer Is Dead introduces young readers to the sounds of the orchestra. This marvellous book comes with a CD featuring Lemony Snicket narrating the story, accompanied by the San Francisco Symphony, with a separate track of instrumentals alone so kids can join in. Light-hearted and witty, The Composer Is Dead is like a lively night at the symphony, a perfect book to read and share.