Much ado about murder / Elizabeth J. Duncan.

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      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: When the up-and-coming new British director for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company's production of "Much Ado About Nothing" is found dead, a presumed suicide, costume designer Charlotte Fairfax investigates.
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    • ABNT:
      DUNCAN, E. J. Much ado about murder. First edition. [s. l.]: Crooked Lane, 2017. ISBN 9781683313250. Disponível em: Acesso em: 20 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Duncan EJ. Much Ado about Murder. First edition. Crooked Lane; 2017. Accessed October 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      Duncan, E. J. (2017). Much ado about murder (First edition.). Crooked Lane.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Duncan, Elizabeth J. 2017. Much Ado about Murder. First edition. A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery. Crooked Lane.
    • Harvard:
      Duncan, E. J. (2017) Much ado about murder. First edition. Crooked Lane (A Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 20 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Duncan, EJ 2017, Much ado about murder, First edition., A Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery, Crooked Lane, viewed 20 October 2020, .
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      Duncan, Elizabeth J. Much Ado about Murder. First edition., Crooked Lane, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Duncan, Elizabeth J. Much Ado about Murder. First edition. A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery. Crooked Lane, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Duncan EJ. Much ado about murder [Internet]. First edition. Crooked Lane; 2017 [cited 2020 Oct 20]. (A Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 February #1

Charlotte Fairfax, costume designer and general factotum for a small Shakespeare company based at a classic Catskill Mountains hotel, teams up with the company's board president, Paula Van Dusen, to ensure that the fall production of Much Ado about Nothing is a success. But first they must endure the arrival of the star, aging British diva Audrey Ashley, and her dour manager and sister; the abrupt departure of the director, who had insisted on Ashley's casting; and the arrival—and subsequent death—of the replacement director, Edmund Albright, whom Ashley had requested. In his few short days as director, Albright had alienated almost everyone by setting the play in upstate New York in the post–Civil War era. Charlotte and Paula first need to convince the local police that Albright's death was not a suicide, and then they need to winnow down the list of suspects—and protect themselves. In this third in the series, Duncan brings her delightful characterizations, intelligent plotting, and always-interesting theatrical frame to the Catskills. It all adds up to another opening-night success. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 November #1

When costume designer Charlotte Fairfax left Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, she settled in what she thought would be a quiet job in upstate New York with the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company. Now, their star for the season has returned home with health problems, and their director quits over the phone. British actress Audrey Ashley is eager to step into the starring role in Much Ado About Nothing, but she vetoes the first director, proposing her own choice. When the theater board approves his suggestion to stage the play with a Civil War setting, many people are appalled. But who was angry enough at the director to kill him? VERDICT Duncan's third thespian cozy, following Ill Met by Murder, vividly captures the cutthroat world of the theater. Her likable sleuth is a mature, self-confident woman who will appeal to readers of the author's "Penny Brannigan" books.—LH

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2017 September #2

In Duncan's sprightly third cozy featuring costume designer Charlotte Fairfax (after 2016's Ill Met by Murder), Charlotte has happily settled in as the costume director for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company. Everyone is pleased that well-known English actress Audrey Ashley has agreed to appear as Beatrice in the company's upcoming production of Much Ado About Nothing. When the director quits at the last minute, Audrey recommends Royal Shakespeare Company director Edmund Albright as his replacement. Edmund eagerly accepts the position, and his unconventional ideas for mounting the play energize the company. When Edmund is found shot to death in his bungalow before rehearsals even begin, the police rule his death a suicide. Certain that foul play is involved, Charlotte determines to dig up the truth. The mystery unfolds slowly, but the workings of a small regional theater in a charming locale provide interest, and Duncan offers some diverting twists on the way to Charlotte's climactic confrontation with the killer. Agent: Dominick Abel, Dominick Abel Literary Agency. (Nov.)

Copyright 2017 Publisher Weekly.