- File Size: 1473 KB
- Print Length: 223 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 6, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004MME30A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,396,460 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Murder in the Second Row Kindle Edition
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As with any good mystery, Murder in the Second Row presents escalating plot twists along with a dead body. Protagonist and theater manager Jessica Jones has her hands full as she attempts to keep on schedule with an upcoming stage play while warding off typical, money-hungry property developers, visible signs of the slowly eroding building that houses the theater, and police presence once the body is discovered.
Here is an insider's view of hectic backstage preparations, for a theater production that is based on a well-known Agatha Christie classic, with the added obstacle of a dead body to spice up the conversation and action. Attempting to solve the mystery of Murder in the Second Row is time well spent, whether curled up on a couch during a thunder storm or lounging on a sunny beach.
Old theatre buildings have a amazing sense of history with nooks and crannies everywhere and ghost stories are part of their fabric. Shadows are destined to set your imagination on fire - especially if you walk into a backdrop with a scene from the last play. Bev's skill in wrapping a real mystery around the plot while the characters are creating a story of their own on stage is a clever ploy. If Phantom of the Opera can do it, then so can Murder in the Second Row.
Easy reading, page turning fun. Recommended
Hope rests on the upcoming production of Agatha Christie's `Appointment with Death', but preparations are thrown into chaos when young harlot Tamara Fitzpatrick is found dead in the theatre during rehearsals. In true showbiz fashion, the show must go on, and Jessica has to juggle the production, a police investigation, her attraction to one of the detectives, and an escalating series of crazed threats being made against the theatre.
Robitai's debut effort is a well-constructed `cosy' mystery of the Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh style, filled with a cast of interesting character and a few plot twists. Her theatre setting is a real strength - she evokes the details and atmosphere very well, giving readers a nice `peek behind the curtain' - and she has a smooth writing style that keeps the pages flowing.
Jessica is a rock in the fight against greedy developers, threatening letters, and helping to solve the mystery of the body in the second row. In amongst all this she finds romance with Jack, the police detective.
Good for you Jessica. Keep the theatre going.