Much Ado About Murder: A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Much Ado About Murder: A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery
by Elizabeth J. Duncan

The interaction between the players, all the characters involved, and the fast changes happening setting the theatre world on edge keep you turning pages, unsure who can be trusted and what anyone’s motives may be.
~Laura’s Interests

This is just an excellent story in every way. With solid writing, an atmospheric feel, and appealing characters, I was entertained way into the night.
~The Power of Words

The blend of murder, the play, and all the character interactions blend into a really wonderful cozy mystery that I highly recommend to fans of the genre.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

I thought the mysteries were done well with just enough red herrings to keep me guessing. . . The setting, the people, the mystery – all were engaging and interesting and I had a fun time.
~Bea’s Book Nook

The writing was superb and the plot was well though out. I enjoy the returning characters in this series as they are well rounded and very likable. . .
~Melina’s Book Blog

Much Ado About Murder: A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (November 7, 2017)
Hardcover 265 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683313250
E-Book ASIN: B071RR32NZ

Costume designer Charlotte Fairfax has another murder on her hands as she prepares for the latest performance of the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company, Much Ado About Nothing. The company’s steady growth enables them to cast star British actress Audrey Ashley, who arrives on scene to play the lead role of Beatrice. But things immediately get more complicated when Audrey insists the company replace the current director with new, up and coming British director Edmund Albright.

Edmund plans to change the popular romantic comedy, which alienates several people associated with the production. And the list of people he upsets only grows: the laid off former director, the hotel owner’s secretary, and even Audrey herself. Just as Edmund’s plans are about to come to fruition, his body is discovered on his sofa, holding a gun in his hand. His death is quickly ruled a suicide but Charlotte thinks otherwise. Why would Edmund, on the brink of greatness, kill himself? And in such an American way?

With a whole cast of characters to investigate, Charlotte is determined to unmask each one before it’s final curtain call on the whole production in award-winning author Elizabeth J. Duncan’s third Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery, Much Ado About Murder.


About the Author

Elizabeth J Duncan is the author of two mystery series – Shakespeare in the Catskills and the Penny Brannigan mystery series set in North Wales. She is a two-time winner of the Bloody Words Award for Canada’s best light mystery and lives in Toronto.


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