Upstaged by murder : a Rex Graves mystery / C.S. Challinor.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Rex Graves and his new wife, Helen, attend the opening night of a play in which five famous literary sleuths of a bygone era are invited to Pinegrove Hall to solve the mystery of a missing heirloom. When the heroine meets with a sinister end, the audience applauds, unaware the real drama has only just begun.
    • ISBN:
      9780738756479
      0738756474
    • Accession Number:
      2018004409
    • Accession Number:
      on1022979139
      1022979139
    • Accession Number:
      fay.573457
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CHALLINOR, C. S. Upstaged by murder : a Rex Graves mystery. [s.l.] : Midnight Ink, 2018. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 20 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Challinor CS. Upstaged by Murder : A Rex Graves Mystery. Midnight Ink; 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573457. Accessed October 20, 2019.
    • APA:
      Challinor, C. S. (2018). Upstaged by murder : a Rex Graves mystery. Midnight Ink. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573457
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Challinor, C. S. 2018. Upstaged by Murder : A Rex Graves Mystery. Rex Graves: [9]. Midnight Ink. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573457.
    • Harvard:
      Challinor, C. S. (2018) Upstaged by murder : a Rex Graves mystery. Midnight Ink (Rex Graves: [9]). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573457 (Accessed: 20 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Challinor, CS 2018, Upstaged by murder : a Rex Graves mystery, Rex Graves: [9], Midnight Ink, viewed 20 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Challinor, C. S. Upstaged by Murder : A Rex Graves Mystery. Midnight Ink, 2018. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573457.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Challinor, C. S. Upstaged by Murder : A Rex Graves Mystery. Rex Graves: [9]. Midnight Ink, 2018. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573457.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Challinor CS. Upstaged by murder : a Rex Graves mystery [Internet]. Midnight Ink; 2018 [cited 2019 Oct 20]. (Rex Graves: [9]). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.573457

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2018 June #1

This is a combination theatrical mystery and British cozy that will appeal to fans of Golden Age crime stories. That retro quality—key to the book's appeal—also makes it hard to swallow as a contemporary mystery, the big obstacle being that we're supposed to forget everything we know about contemporary police procedure and accept that a British barrister whose "hobby" is solving murders would be allowed to enter a crime scene and confer with police. If you can accept that anachronism, you'll find plenty to enjoy in this entertaining mystery, the ninth in the Rex Graves series, about a murder that takes place onstage during a production of a mystery drama. Rex Graves, QC, and his wife are in the audience of a community theater when a shot rings out, and a scream is heard. Both are real, and a young actress is found shot to death, leaving Rex and the police to wonder if this was suicide or literally a staged murder. This isn't a good place to jump into the series, but fans—and there are many—will be shouting, "Bravo!" Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 May #3

Challinor's enjoyable if flawed 11th Rex Graves mystery (after 2016's Judgment of Murder) finds Scottish barrister Rex and his bride, Helen, attending the opening night of a murder mystery play written by a friend of Helen's, Peril at Pinegrove Hall, in Derbyshire. An unscripted shot rings out just as the curtains are drawn at intermission. Backstage, the leading lady, 24-year-old Cassie Chase, lies dead of a gunshot wound. Among the suspects are the actors playing five famous fictional sleuths: Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, Lord Peter Wimsey, Sherlock Holmes, and Father Brown. Another suspect is the leading man, Trey Atkins, with whom Cassie recently became secretly engaged. Rex enthusiastically inserts himself into the ensuing police investigation. Between the stage names and the real names, the plethora of cast members gets a bit hard to follow, and Rex's suspicions as to the real killer are revealed a tad early. With its ho-hum ending, this isn't one of Challinor's best efforts, but series fans will be satisfied. (July)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.