Ill Met by Murder (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #2) by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Ill Met by Murder (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #2)

It’s the most important night of the year for the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company--the annual fund raising performance at the country estate of the wealthy widow Paula Van Dusen. And this year promises to be even more special as the company will give a moonlight performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream as part of the wedding celebrations for Paula's daughter, Belinda Van Dusen, and her fiance Adrian. But "the course of true love never d...

Details Ill Met by Murder (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #2)

TitleIll Met by Murder (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #2)
Release DateDec 13th, 2016
PublisherCrooked Lane Books
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery

Reviews Ill Met by Murder (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #2)

  • Nicole
    Ill Met by Murder (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #2) takes us back to Jacobs Grand Hotel in the Catskills, where the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company is presenting the bard's A Midsummer's Night Dream as part of a rehearsal wedding evening. Things go smoothly (except for a missing donkey head....) until one of the guests is found murdered the next morning, and once again Charlotte Fairfax is in the thick of things! A quick pace, and a...
  • Jessica Robbins
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  • Mary (Biblophile)
    A very enjoyable cozy that I thoroughly enjoyed. Well written with likable characters who, for a change, aren't flaky or too stupid to live. I liked the setting and plot twists which kept me guessing. This is the second in the series. I will have to investigate other books in the series.
  • Cindy
    Lite fare, well narrated, fast read, no profanity, gore or sex references. Sunny beach read. Recommended.
  • Phyllis Krall
    An entertaining mystery set in the Catskills, where a Shakespearean play is performed amidst a wedding celebration. In this second Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery, a murder is committed during the production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Paula Van Dusen, a wealthy widow, is hosting the play as a fund raiser along with the weekend long wedding festivities for her daughter Belinda and groom to be Adrian. When a body is found after the play, it...
  • Jill
    Fun, easy book. Good mystery. Too much doggie love for me: tears in the eyes, heart filled, etc. Ending didn't finish up very well. Leading lady is super demanding to her younger assistant/coworker: drive me here, now! drive me there, now! Get your own damn car.
  • Kathy
    Ill Met by Murder is a perplexing addition to Elizabeth J. Duncan's delightfully entertaining Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery series. This latest release in this wonderful cozy mystery starring amateur sleuth Charlotte Fairfax can easily be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend the previous novel as well.Charlotte and her assistant Aaron Jacobs once again find themselves in the middle of a murder investigation when real estate mogul H...
  • Rebecca
    The Catskills Shakespeare Company does traditional-dress Shakespeare all season, including one outdoor charity event at the home of the wealthy Paula Van Dusen. This year it's 'Midsummer Night's Dream,' and the performance will be part of the wedding celebration of Paula's daughter Belinda. Charlotte is a Brit who does costumes for the company and essentially lives with her boyfriend, the local chief of police. She has a lot going on, like a new ...
  • DelAnne Frazee
    Title: Ill Met by Murder - Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery Book 2 Author: Elizabeth J.Duncan Published: 12-13-2016 Publisher: Crooked Lane Books Pages: 288 Genre: Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense Sub Genre: Women Sleuths; Cozy Mystery; Amateur Sleuths ISBN: 13: 9781629537696 ASIN: B01I1ZG6SU Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalleyRating: 4.50 Stars I received a copy of "Ill Met By Murder" from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my ho...
  • Nese
    This is the second book in the Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery series. I liked the first book a lot, but I even enjoyed this one better because the characters keep growing personally and so do their relationships. The new characters introduced to the story line add more dimensions to the murder mystery with so many twists and turns. Even the book has a bright mood, the relationships are described in a realistic way. I can’t wait for the ne...
  • Rima Aiello
    Ill Met by Murder is the second installment in the Shakespeare in the Catskills series. Being a lover of Shakespeare myself, I definitely enjoyed this series. After reading the first installment, I was eager to read the second. This book definitely grabs you and keeps you wanting more. The setting is beautiful, the characters well written and developed, and the whodunnit beautifully executed. I love that the author took the time to " set the stag...
  • M. White
    The second book in an interesting new series set at a Catskills resort where Shakespeare plays are performed by a resident acting troop. Charlotte is the costume designer for the group, and this role allows her to interact with all sorts of other characters and visitors, and thus get involved in whatever mystery/crime is occurring. The plotting is clever, and I hope to see little more focus on character development as the series continues.
  • Kathryn
    This is the second in her Shakespeare in the Catskills series. I was not sure I would enjoy this second series, but I did enjoy the first book and here I am back again. As with all her other books in both series, they are entertaining light mystery reads. I particularly enjoy the backstage at the theatre, and theatre wardrobe details that give a taste of theatre. >WPL
  • Sandra
    Love the Shakespeare in the Catskills series. I come from a theatre background, working backstage and front-of-house, and love the authenticity in these books. I can almost smell that special backstage odour of sawn wood, paint and greasepaint! The stories are wonderful, and so are the Highly recommend this author.
  • Terry Southard
    I guess I am going against the tide here, but this one just wasn't very good, in my opinion. The murder was very much in the background and I didn't find the solution either satisfying or plausible. It's like the book wandered around for 175 pages and then wentforthesolutionasfastaspossible. And it just didn't make enough *sense*.Won't read further in the series.
  • Deb
    Is this a mystery or a bad romance book? Very disappointed in this book. I liked the first book in the series, but I feel this book was written in haste. The mystery seemed to take back stage to all this romance. A bit too sappy for me. Penny Brannigan series far superior.
  • Selah Pike
    Interesting mystery, fun Shakespearean elements, a charming protagonist, and a central romance that actually progresses!
  • Susan Parks
    3.5 stars
  • Nathalie S
    This is the kind of book which makes me instantly happy when I unexpectedly find it available! I hope author Elizabeth J Duncan keeps adding to this series.
  • Sarah Adamson
    2nd book in the Catskills Theater mystery series. Wonderful writing, page-turning mystery, fabulous characters!
  • Jo
    Beach read, when your mind can drift to the sand and waves.
  • Debbie Beeman
    I couldn’t connect with the characters. Charlotte is awfully bossy.
  • Kathy Reichbach
    I was disappointed that the editing was so poorly done that the typos and grammar mistakes detracted from the story. Does anyone know how to edit anymore????
  • Gretchen
    This was a good story. I liked the first book better, but I'm getting to enjoy the characters. I'm eagerly awaiting #3.
  • Allison
    A fun easy read that takes place in the Catskills. Enjoyable "cosy" mystery with likeable characters and interesting plot.Will definitely look for other books by Elizabeth J. Duncan.
  • Kitty
    Light and cute and true to its genre. As a movie, it would be a B-movie.
  • Michael Brown
    Very intelligent story and plot. Characters are not busy bodies and their involvement in the crimes flows logically as does the finding of the clues.
  • Deana Dick
    The book is a great and entertaining cozy mystery. The details are so good that I might possibly have been on stage with the characters. The story goes at a good pace and I found myself really enjoying the book. It was an interesting concept to have the story set during a production of none other than a Shakespeare play. That sure does bring back memories from school when i had to learn lines from his multitude of plays.It's time for another big ...
  • Rosanne
    Entertaining cozy by an author I've not read before. A quick, light but satisfying read. I will give another of her books a tru.
  • Cindy
    The Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company is holding a fundraiser featuring a production of A Midsummer's Night Dream. Wealthy widow Paula Van Dusen is hosting the event in conjunction with a pre-wedding party for her daughter Belinda and fiancé Adrian. The performance is perfect--until a body is discovered nearby, murdered with a prop from the play. Ill Met by Murder is a delightful whodunit weaving together theater, shady dealings, love triang...