Murder Off Stage
by Mary Miley
Welcome to Broadway – and to an unthinkable crime! Former theatre starlet turned amateur sleuth Jessie Beckett gets mixed up in murder when an on-stage shooting turns all too real.
New York, 1926. It’s not like Jessie Beckett goes around looking for murders to solve, but the vaudeville star turned movie script girl has a natural talent for it. After a lifetime on stage, she’s sensitive to details that other people miss.
So when leading theater star Allen Crenshaw is shot live on stage during a performance of hit Broadway show Rules of Engagement – a horrified Jessie watching from the second row – she knows she has to act fast before Allen’s co-star, the beautiful Norah Rose, goes down for murder. After all, it was Norah who fired the fateful bullet . . . even if the shooting was all part of the show.
Jessie investigates those closest to Allen – the presence of her theater companion, the superstar Adele Astaire, opening doors wherever they go – and finds only enemies. With the suspects for the disliked actor so numerous, can she uncover the truth in time to save Norah – or will the killer silence her too?
Packed with real-life stars of the stage and screen, this page-turning romp through the boards and backstreets of Broadway is a perfect pick for readers who enjoy Jazz Age mysteries with intrepid female sleuths.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Movie stars, historical detail, and a clever mystery combine for a fun read”
“An enjoyable treat . . . For fans of earlier books in the series or of Katharine Schellman’s “Nightingale” mysteries, also set in 1920s NYC”
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“This entertaining historical will delight those who like the 1920s-set mysteries of Suzanne Arruda and George Baxt”
Library Journal on Renting Silence
“Plenty of Roaring ’20s ambience and enough red herrings to keep things mysterious”
Kirkus Reviews on Deadly Spirits
“Gripping . . . Readers will hope to see a lot more of the resourceful Maddie”
Publishers Weekly on Deadly Spirits
“This is a real treat for readers who love stories set in the Roaring ’20s”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Spirits and Smoke
“Fans of fast-paced historical mysteries will appreciate Miley’s latest”
Library Journal Starred Review of Spirits and Smoke
“All the colorful characters and historic details from the heroine’s debut”
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Murder Off Stage by Mary Miley is available in the following formats
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