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  • 330 pages
  • Black & White
  • 5.5 x 8.5 inches
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  • 978-1-4602-4663-4 Hardcover
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Musical Genius, Schizophrenia, Inheritance, Amsterdam, Red Light District, Intrigue, Thrillers

The Note
A Reality Based Metaphysical Suspense Thriller by Christopher Cromwell

Bertrand is a street musician who’s often found screaming on the boulevards and squares of Amsterdam. Most chose to ignore him…that is, until his synapses line up giving him the ability to make music that is divined from the ether. It’s been said that music is one of the only activities that activates, stimulates, and uses the entire brain. Could Bertrand’s music be a conduit to our shared celestial mind—the medium bridging the conscious to the unconscious world? Many of the Gypsies and Street-people who follow him like a God believe so.

What they don’t know, is that Bertrand was a child prodigy back in the U.S., a child of wealthy New Yorkers with an inheritance that others want to take charge of. They want him back on his meds that control his schizophrenia and render him docile, meds that close the door to his musical genius…and his ability to touch others to the very core of their being.

Christopher takes you into the depths of Bertrand’s world, a world sizzling with music and the characters on the fringe that make it on its most primal level. And alternately, into the world of those that could care less, whose only motivation is money.

"In Christopher Cromwell’s The Note, a potential inheritance divides a family, and a man’s strange and mystical gift is threatened. With richly drawn characters and a strong pace, The Note is an intriguing read and a surprising, ominous thriller.

The Note reads smoothly and effortlessly...a slow-building, tense, and multilayered work that moves between continents and perspectives, all while maintaining its focus on the dynamics of one particular unusual family. The book will appeal to thriller fans who are interested in well-drawn characters and taut tales with just a tinge of the supernatural."

-Foreword Clarion Review - 4 out of 5 stars

This is Cromwell’s second book. His skill as a writer is in his ability to tell a great story and produce vivid characters that make it come alive. We believe this book is the platform that will launch Cromwell into the global consciousness. Get onboard, as he has a couple more page turners ready for release. To learn more about Christopher and his past and future books check out his website at

Also on the website you’ll find a YouTube playlist of the music in the book that acts as a soundtrack, and gives visual cues to the characters he speaks of, making the story jump off the page.


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