Running Out of Time (A Dodie O’Dell Mystery) by Suzanne Trauth

Running Out of Time (A Dodie O’Dell Mystery)
by Suzanne Trauth

What a fun production! This has been my favorite of the series so far. Fast paced and kept me wanting to say I have to read one more chapter!
~Laura’s Interests

I always enjoy visiting the Windjammer and seeing what trouble the Etonville Little Theatre is cooking up. The antics of the actors and stage manager brings me back to the days when I was involved in theatre.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

Great new addition to this series. As the third book, the characters are well established and their personal lives are evolving nicely.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Overall, I come to expect a great book when the latest Dodie mystery releases. They are charming, unique even in a cozy genre and come quick to the recall when recommending mysteries. This latest has left this reader eager for the next three books to arrive soon, and I will try to savor them, but I make no promises.
~Bibliophile Reviews

Running out of Time (A Dodie O’Dell Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Lyrical Underground (October 10, 2017)
Paperback: 220 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1601837240
Digital ASIN: B01NBUM1LD

Restaurant manager Dodie O’Dell’s themed food ideas have been called cute, clever, and delicious, but never revolutionary—until now. Dodie’s Windjammer Restaurant is stocking the Etonville Little Theatre’s concession stand with colonial-era desserts and drinks: Swamp Yankee applesauce cake, pumpkin bread, hot cider punch, and mulled wine to complement the latest production. A local playwright has adapted Thornton Wilder’s Our Town into Eton Town, shifting the story to colonial America and the founding of Etonville, New Jersey, shortly after the Revolutionary War.

On opening night, hours before the curtain rises, Dodie runs into an agitated actress backstage with blood on her hands. Then a stranger is found among the chairs set for a graveyard scene with a knife in his chest. The show will not go on—the theatre is now a crime scene. Hoping to clear the red-handed suspect, Dodie returns to the role of amateur sleuth to mull over the clues and beat the backstage stabber to the punch—before someone else becomes history . . .

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



Purchase Links

Amazon   B&N  kobo

a Rafflecopter giveaway


December 6 – Maureen’s Musings – SPOTLIGHT

December 7 – The Montana Bookaholic – SPOTLIGHT

December 8 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – INTERVIEW

December 9 – Melissa’s Eclectic Bookshelf – SPOTLIGHT

December 10 – Ruff’s Drafts – INTERVIEW

December 11 – My Reading Journeys – SPOTLIGHT (unable to download book)

December 12 – Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT

December 13 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

December 14 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, GUEST POST

December 15 – Varietats – SPOTLIGHT

December 15 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

December 16 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

December 17 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST

December 18 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT  

December 19 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW


Have you signed up to be a Tour Host?

Click Here Find Details and Sign Up Today!

Additional Banners

5 thoughts on “Running Out of Time (A Dodie O’Dell Mystery) by Suzanne Trauth

  1. I see your photo is from Monclair, NJ. I lived there for many years. We were in an apartment on Main St, across from the movie theatre, above what was then a health food store.

Leave a Reply - I love comments!!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.