Fairfax, costume designer for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater
Company, is back in the middle of a new production, and with
it, a new murder mystery.
time around, British actress Audrey Ashley demands that the
director be replaced with British director Edmund Albright.
Albright comes on board with his own vision for the company
to perform Much Ado About Nothing as a Civil War-era production,
which upsets everyone from Charlotte to members of the cast.
It doesn't take long before Albright is found dead, and although
it appears to be a suicide, Charlotte is convinced it is murder.
a list of suspects in hand, Charlotte sets out to find who
had the means, motive and opportunity to commit the heinous
crime. At the same time, she's balancing getting costumes
ready for the production, dealing with a cast member with
personal problems, and yet another new director with his own
moods and demands.
series continues to be enjoyable with a solid core cast and
the unique opportunity to bring in a whole new “cast”
for each different play. It was nice to catch up with Charlotte
and her beau, Ray Nicholson, who is the local chief of police.
Canine companion Rupert is also along for the ride, as well
as several other characters from the first two books.
have read this series before, you won't be disappointed by
this new entry, but if you have not, this is a fine read as
a stand-alone book.
recommend this as a traditional cozy mystery that will keep
you reading so you can find out whodunnit. Enjoy! I sure did!
of other titles in this series
[review 1] [review
Met by Murder #2
Ado About Murder #3