OFFed Stage Left
by Joanne Sydney Lessner
This was a fun story to get into too. The writing was great the plot was good. The characters were likable. A lot of action in this story.
~Books, Dreams, Life
This was a fun, easy read. The pace is quick and the idea of Sousacal is unique.
~Christa Reads and Writes
I was especially impressed with the level of detail Joanne Sydney Lessner included in the book with regard to theater productions.
Come join the fun, dramatic, fast paced world of acting! I found my reader ability for acting in this book. I enjoyed it, I found details to be fascinating and the mystery to be a center stage production!
Offed Stage Left (Isobel Spice Mysteries)
Paperback: 260 pages
Publisher: Dulcet Press (October 27, 2016)
E-Book ASIN: B01M3R8OD6
There’s one role you don’t want a callback for: Prime Suspect. Aspiring actress Isobel Spice lands her first regional theater job, playing a supporting role and understudying the lead in Sousacal: The Life and Times of John Philip Sousa. A series of minor backstage accidents culminates in the suspicious death of the leading lady on opening night. When Isobel takes over the role, her mastery of the material makes her more suspect than savior, and she realizes the only way to clear her name is to discover the identity of the murderer—before he or she strikes again.
About The Author
Writer, singer, and actor Joanne Sydney Lessner draws on her own experiences pursuing a performing career in New York City for her acclaimed Isobel Spice Mysteries: THE TEMPORARY DETECTIVE, BAD PUBLICITY, AND JUSTICE FOR SOME, and OFFED STAGE LEFT. With humor and a bit of romance, Isobel juggles auditions and temp jobs, solving murders along the way, while Joanne’s inside knowledge provides a window into the realities of breaking into show business (as well as a forum to share every humiliating audition experience she and her friends ever had.) Joanne’s debut novel, PANDORA’S BOTTLE, was inspired by the true story of the world’s most expensive bottle of wine and was named one of the top five books of 2010 by Paperback Dolls. With her husband, composer/conductor Joshua Rosenblum, she has co-authored several musicals, including the cult hit FERMAT’S LAST TANGO and EINSTEIN’S DREAMS, based on the celebrated novel by Alan Lightman. Her play, CRITICAL MASS, received its Off Broadway premiere in October 2010. Joanne is also a regular contributor to OPERA NEWS and a graduate of Yale University.
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