SHOW TIME by Suzanne Trauth


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by Suzanne Trauth

Author Suzanne Trauth’s experience as a playwright, screenwriter, and university theater professor is evident in the theater details and realism present in Show Time.
~Jane Reads

I found Show Time a fast read – and one I didn’t want to put down. I am sure you will love this book as much as I did!
~Kaisy Daisy’s Corner

This was a fun cozy with a restaurant/theater theme.
~Brooke Blogs

This one kept me guessing and there were many twists and turns. This was a great first in a series and I look forward to more.
~Melina’s Book Blog

The first book in what promises to be an entertaining cozy series…
~Book Babble

SHOW TIME was a wonderful story I didn’t want to put it down. A fun escape from the real world, one and I have every plan of visiting again in future installments.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews

A small town setting, colorful characters and a solid mystery, make this a strong start for a new series.
~Queen of All She Reads

I loved the way Suzanne Trauth made the mystery interesting and easy to follow and her sense of humor came through in scenes
~Author Teresa Trent

I enjoyed how the author utilized her extensive professional theater experience to provide the reader with an intriguing look behind the curtain into the production and operation of local community theaters.
~Jersey Girl Book Reviews

Author Suzanne Trauth paints an enviable idyllic picture of small town life with a clear passion for the theater.
~The Girl with Book Lungs

SHOW TIME is an engaging new series turning the fun as well as the challenges of community theatre into a backdrop for murder. The mystery itself is compelling and well plotted.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

The plot itself was interesting and took a few turns before the killer was revealed.
~Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes

I love books that make me chuckle, and this one does. Trauth does a great job writing banter, and I grinned through several dialogue exchanges.
~Reading Is My SuperPower


Show Time (A Dodie O’Dell Mystery)
Lyrical Underground (July 19, 2016)
Paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1601837202

The tide has turned for Dodie O’Dell since a hurricane upended her life on the Jersey Shore. Now she’s further up the coast in sleepy Etonville, managing a restaurant that dishes dinners themed around the community theater’s latest productions. But Dodie just never imagined she’d land the starring role in a case of bloody homicide . . .

Intrigued by rumors of vanishing box office money, Dodie has agreed to help oversee the casting of Romeo and Juliet at the modest Etonville Little Theater. If nothing else, it’s a welcome escape from the thirty-something’s usual going-to-bed-with-a-mystery-novel routine. But when Jerome Angleton, a well-respected member of the theater company, is inexplicably found murdered on the loading dock, deadly drama transcends the stage—and the page. As a crime wave crashes over the small town, the spotlight is on Dodie to orchestrate her own investigation behind the scenes . . . before someone has a chance at a killer encore.

Suzanne Trauth, Harvard Studio, Montclair, NJ. 06/27/2014 Photo by Steve Hockstein/

Suzanne Trauth, Harvard Studio, Montclair, NJ. 06/27/2014 Photo by Steve Hockstein/

About The Author

Suzanne Trauth is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and a former university theatre professor. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Dramatists Guild. When she is not writing, Suzanne coaches actors and serves as a celebrant performing wedding ceremonies. She lives in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Readers can visit her website at


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  1. I LOVE finding new series to read!

  2. This sounds like a great start to a new series. Looking forward to reading.

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