The Mussorgsky Riddle


The Mussorgsky Riddle

12 Jan 2015 – Curiosity Quills Press


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

Fairx 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.

About Darin Kennedy

2 Responses to “The Mussorgsky Riddle”

  • Faith Gray

    Dear Mr. Kennedy, my mother went to your book festival yesterday and bought your book “The Mussorgsky Riddle” and you signed it, “To Faith, Can you solve the Riddle? Darin Kennedy”. I was so excited to read it because I heard that Anthony was mute and I used to be sp shy I was basically mute, so I was like ” oh! A story I could relate to!”. But before I could, one of the puppies we are looking after literally had chewed the book up and wrecked it. I was furious and started to cry. Hopefully, I will still be able to somewhat read it, and try to solve the riddle with Mira and Anthony.

    • Darin Kennedy


      Thanks for checking in. Just saw your comment! So sorry the puppies ate your book. Please let me know if you have trouble reading the copy you have. If you’d like another copy, I can mail you a brand new autographed one. Will send you an email and we can arrange something if you like! -Darin

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