Much Ado About Murder

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Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery #3

Coming Nov. 7, 2017

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.

Reviews and Praise for Much Ado About Murder

“Sprightly … the workings of a regional theatre in a charming locale provide interest, and Duncan offers some diverting twists on the way to Charlotte’s climactic confrontation with the killer.” — Publishers Weekly

“An enticing setting and diverse characters make this latest return to the Catskills a pleasure.” —Kirkus Reviews

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