Untimely Death (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #1) by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Untimely Death (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #1)

A Catskills resort’s production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet takes a wickedly ironic turn when the leading lady, Lauren Richmond, is first poisoned and then stabbed. Who would extinguish the life of such a beautiful young thespian? Who wouldn’t? Seems like just about everyone had a motive to pull the ropes on her final curtain call.At the center of this Shakespearian tragedy is Charlotte Fairfax, formerly the costume mistress of the Ro...

Details Untimely Death (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #1)

TitleUntimely Death (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #1)
Release DateNov 10th, 2015
PublisherCrooked Lane Books
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery, Fiction

Reviews Untimely Death (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #1)

  • Sara
    Reading this book is a bit like listening to your senile grandmother try to explain an entire episode of "Murder She Wrote" that she watched twenty years ago. She rambles a lot and gets the story all mixed up and none of the characters register because she's not actually describing them or telling you anything about them. It's set in a regional theatre in the Catskills in New York but she's never been there so she doesn't actually describe a thea...
  • Jessica Robbins
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  • Suzanne
    3.5 stars!
  • Cindy
    Enjoyable and interesting. Well narrated and recommended.
  • Romancing the Book
    Reviewed by JulieBook provided by publisher for reviewOriginally posted at Romancing the Book Untimely Death taps into the world of theatre performers and the behind the scenes drama that goes into putting on a small production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, including the costuming, which is Charlotte Fairfax’s responsibility.This play, an annual tradition for the resort, puts Charlotte in the uncomfortable position of working with her fo...
  • Kathy Martin
    The summer theater season is starting at Jacobs Grand Hotel in the Catskills. Costume designer Charlotte Fairfax has been living and working there for ten years. This year she has a new apprentice named Aaron who is also the nephew of the owner of the hotel. The case includes an ambitious young actress named Lauren Richmond and an aging, has-been actor named Brian Prentice who has arrived along with his aristocratic wife, Lady Deborah. Aaron know...
  • Cuppa
    Shakespeare in the Catskills is a new mystery series from Crooked Lane Books. This new mystery publisher has been very popular so far with my library patrons so I was happy to review Untimely Death, the first book in the series. The "star" of the book is costume designer/costume shop manager Charlotte Fairfax. She had a glorious career in Great Britain before she settled in the Catskills to nurse a broken heart and work for a Shakespearean compan...
  • Doward Wilson
    This debut in a new series pulls you in and makes you feel right at home. Charlotte is the costume designer for a small Shakespearean production company in the Catskills. Having worked for London's Royal Shakespeare Company, Charlotte has been comfortable in her new home and position for several years. When the witchy and conniving leading lady becomes ill and then is murdered everyone is a suspect to Charlotte and her boyfriend Ray, the local po...
  • Sarah Adamson
    Another excellent book by Elizabeth J. Duncan. This is the first in a new series about Shakespeare in the Catskills, starring a theatre dressmaker, previously of the Royal Shakespeare Company, now of a little known backwater hotel and theater in upstate New York. A wonderful start to this series. Fascinating and relatable characters, great easy to read story and page turning intriguing mysteries!5* and bring on more!!!
  • Lorraine
    Untimely Death is the #1 book in a new series by Elizabeth J. Duncan. This cozy mystery contains a bit of Shakespeare, a bit of the Catskills, a bit of actors doing Summer Stock, and one all out murder.Those looking for a new cozy mystery series may want to consider Shakespeare in the Catskills Mysteries. Knowledgeable and enjoyable!