Ill Met by Murder by Elizabeth J. Duncan audiobook

Ill Met by Murder: A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery

By Elizabeth J. Duncan
Read by Sarah Nichols

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781629537696

The Shakespeare in the Catskills Mysteries: Book 2

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It’s the most important night of the year for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company: the annual fund-raising performance at the country estate of the wealthy widow Paula Van Dusen. And this year promises to be even more special as the company will give a moonlight performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of the wedding celebrations for Paula’s daughter, Belinda, and her fiancé Adrian. But “the course of true love never did run smooth,” and in the wake of a disastrous after-party, the stage is set for murder. Hugh Hedley, son of a prominent upstate New York family and Adrian’s rival in the cutthroat world of high-end Manhattan real estate, is found murdered with a prop stolen from the play. Mrs. Van Dusen is desperate to keep her daughter’s name out of the paper, and so Charlotte Fairfax is drawn into a murder case amid her costume-design responsibilities and finding a home for the company’s new theater school. Charlotte nevertheless throws herself into an investigation of shady business deals, a missing dog, and long-buried family secrets because “though she be but little, she is fierce!”

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Summary

It’s the most important night of the year for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company: the annual fund-raising performance at the country estate of the wealthy widow Paula Van Dusen. And this year promises to be even more special as the company will give a moonlight performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of the wedding celebrations for Paula’s daughter, Belinda, and her fiancé Adrian. But “the course of true love never did run smooth,” and in the wake of a disastrous after-party, the stage is set for murder.

Hugh Hedley, son of a prominent upstate New York family and Adrian’s rival in the cutthroat world of high-end Manhattan real estate, is found murdered with a prop stolen from the play. Mrs. Van Dusen is desperate to keep her daughter’s name out of the paper, and so Charlotte Fairfax is drawn into a murder case amid her costume-design responsibilities and finding a home for the company’s new theater school.

Charlotte nevertheless throws herself into an investigation of shady business deals, a missing dog, and long-buried family secrets because “though she be but little, she is fierce!”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Duncan fans are sure to enjoy this cozy.” Publishers Weekly
“The large cast of characters and numerous red herrings make the ending truly a surprise…Duncan…seamlessly connects her plot lines for a satisfying conclusion. This is perfect for…anyone looking for a cozy mystery.” Shelf Awareness (starred review)
“A delightful cozy with plenty of interesting characters and a touch of midlife romance.” Kirkus Reviews
“Duncan brings interesting characters to the mystery stage while including plenty of theatrical details to charm the stage-oriented cozy readers.” Noir

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Author Bio: Elizabeth J. Duncan

Author Bio: Elizabeth J. Duncan

Elizabeth J. Duncan is the author of two mystery series, the Penny Brannigan mysteries and the Shakespeare in the Catskills series. Her works have won the Minotaur Books / Malice Domestic Best First Traditional Mystery Novel Competition and have been short-listed for the Agatha Award, Arthur Ellis Award, and the Bony Blithe Award.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English