Much Ado About Murder (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #3) by Elizabeth J. Duncan

Much Ado About Murder (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #3)

Costume designer Charlotte Fairfax has another murder on her hands as she prepares for the latest performance of the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company, Much Ado About Nothing. The company's steady growth enables them to cast star British actress Audrey Ashley, who arrives on scene to play the lead role of Beatrice. But things immediately get more complicated when Audrey insists the company replace the current director with new, up and coming ...


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TitleMuch Ado About Murder (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #3)
ISBN9781683313250
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Release DateNov 7th, 2017
PublisherCrooked Lane Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Cozy Mystery
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Reviews Much Ado About Murder (Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery #3)

  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    I read Much Ado About Murder on Monday October 2nd and I was pleased that this third book in the Catskills Mystery series did not disappoint! It had great energy and was an exceptionally good whodunit! Reading this one it was easy to get caught up in the excitement and absurdity of the life of the play directors. I loved the idea of living in the bungalows and fully immersing oneself in a theater company devoted to Shakespeare's works. I enjoyed ...
  • Lisa Morin
    1970-01-01
    Much Ado About Murder by Elizabeth Duncan was an interesting story, packed with plenty of murder, lies, greed and much more.Charlotte Fairfax is an interesting character and I'm looking forward to reading the other books in this series.I enjoyed the storyline, a director has some wild ideas about a Shakespeare play and chaos ensues when someone ends up dead. Who is the killer? Find out when you purchase your copy!I voluntarily read an ARC of this...
  • Betty
    1970-01-01
    This is the third book in the Catskills mystery series. I have not read the earlier books, I had no trouble following the story. The protagonist, Charlotte Fairfax has been in the area for a number of years. She is responsible for getting the new Shakespeare play staged. The director opts out leaving a problem. The star actress has a say on the director and insisted on a director from England. His arrival throws the cast into a turmoil. He is fou...
  • The Cozy Review
    1970-01-01
    Charlotte Fairfax is an excellent costume designer and works with the Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company. This year they are performing Much Ado About Nothing a classic. Famous actress Audrey Ashley arrives to play the lead role. The aging actress has the last word on who the director will be; she picks director Edmund Albright. Unfortunately, someone decides Edmund has to go, and Charlotte has another dead body on her hands.Edmund insists on ...
  • Diane
    1970-01-01
    Much Ado About Murder ( A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery) by author Elizabeth J. Duncan is a delightful cozy mystery with a bit of with along with the mystery. I enjoy reading the friendship of Charlotte Fairfax and Paula Van Dusen and when you add the corgi Rupert, it just makes it better! The girls are waiting for the arrival of the current Catskills Shakespeare Theater Company season’s star performer, Audrey Ashley from London. She is ...
  • Cindy
    1970-01-01
    Pleasantly plotted and peopled, like series. Kept interest and moved consistently (hate when they stall). Well narrated and recommended for a stormy nights read.
  • Kathy
    1970-01-01
    In Elizabeth J. Duncan's latest installment in the Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery series, Much Ado About Murder, costume designer and amateur sleuth Charlotte Fairfax investigates the troubling death of replacement director, Edmund Albright. The police have ruled his death a suicide but Charlotte and her friend Paula Van Dusen are certain he was murdered. But who amongst the cast of their latest production would have killed him?Just as rehe...
  • Kathy Martin
    1970-01-01
    A new English actress. A director who abruptly quits. A new director who wants to set Much Ado About Nothing in New York after the Civil War. This isn't the smooth, trouble-free season that Charlotte Fairfax was hoping for. It doesn't help that the director - Edmund Albright - is found dead in his bungalow, an apparent suicide victim.Charlotte doesn't believe that Albright killed himself despite evidence to the contrary. She is determined to find...
  • Darcysmom
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley and Crooked Lane Books for free in exchange for an honest review. Much Ado About Murder is a well-written cozy mystery. I loved the setting - a small, but well respected theatre in the Catskills. Charlotte, the main character, is the costume designer and most senior employee of the theatre. She is delightful! She has a career she has worked hard for, is in a serious relationship, and has built meaning...
  • Karen Wright
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in return for an honest review. Sometimes this is really easy like with this book since I really liked it. The story was interesting and lively and perfectly set in the Catskills. The hotel was the perfect setting for the theatre company. The setting and characters are described in detail and well developed, and the story just seems to flow. I really liked that there was more than one mystery as Charl...
  • Leith Devine
    1970-01-01
    Much Ado About Murder was a delightful cozy mystery with an interesting plot and well written characters. I enjoyed it very much. It's the kind of book to settle down and read on a quiet afternoon.Charlotte Fairfax is a British ex-pat costume designer who works with her friend Paula Van Dusen, who runs a Shakespeare theater company in upstate New York. For the latest play, Much Ado About Nothing, a well known British actress named Audrey Ashley h...
  • Kathleen
    1970-01-01
    This is the first in the series that I have read and is the third in the A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery. This book did not disappoint. I liked the setting and main characters. The Catskills are beautiful, the concept is well developed, the characters have depth. The only thing I found odd was that this was more like telling a story until near the end when a few well placed curiosities/questions were revealed then, it became a mystery. The...
  • Nicole
    1970-01-01
    Elizabeth J. Duncan's third installment in the Shakespeare in the Catskills series, Much Ado about Murder, finds our heroine, Charlotte Fairfax, once again embroiled in murder at the Jacobs Grand Hotel. After theater director Simon Dyer abandons the troupe, English director Edmund Albright is hired to take over. Edmund's unorthodox idea for the bard's production is met with resistance, especially by star actress Audrey Ashley. After Edmund is fou...
  • Alli
    1970-01-01
    I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. I read a lot of cozy mysteries and some become favorites, but many become series I won't read again. This book is one of the latter series. I hadn't read the previous two, but I also didn't get the feeling that one absolutely needed to read them to understand how the characters connected. It worked fine as a standalone. Because I work for a nonprofit arts organization,...
  • Susan Parks
    1970-01-01
    I received an advanced copy from Good Reads in exchange for an honest review. I have really enjoyed the two previous books in this series. I am very familiar with the area, and the theatre, so I have loved reading about them. This book was quite good, but I think there may have been a bit too much going on. Too many suspects, too many side stories, and an aspect or two that didn't really get wrapped up as well as I would like. Over all, a very go...
  • Homerun2
    1970-01-01
    Pleasant cozy with a theatrical setting in the Catskills. Former Royal Shakespeare Company costume designer Charlotte Fairfax is now in the U.S. working at a resort theater. Their latest production is almost torpedoed several times over, and further complicated by the mysterious death of the director and the leading lady's diva behavior.Interesting theater theme. More character development and depth as well as less reliance on cliched personaliti...
  • Rhonda
    1970-01-01
    Terrific twists and turns Elizabeth J. Duncan has another page turner in Much Ado about Murder.Charlotte is once more enmeshed in a murder. I loved discovering the different clues and possible suspects with Charlotte. The secondary characters bring an extra dimension to the story and the romance with Ray an extra treatI received an advance reader copy from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.
  • Ann
    1970-01-01
    I enjoy this series (Shakespeare in the Catskill Mystery) and this is book 3. The Catskills theater production for the summer is Much ado about nothing but when the director suddenly quits and his replacement is murdered, Charlotte has another crime to solve. The list of suspects is long and she must find the murderer before she becomes the next victim. The community all relies on the summer production so you meet all the merchants and characters...
  • Jaymie
    1970-01-01
    Solid mystery. Did not care for third person perspective. It was jarring for me when the main character was absent from several scenes and there was a distance and lack of warmth for me. Not sure if I will try another in this series for stylistic reasons. The mystery was spot on, though.I received an electronic review copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Renee Collins
    1970-01-01
    Excellent read! You will enjoy this book. ..I sure did! I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway but am reviewing voluntarily. Grab yourself a beverage of choice, pull up a chair, relax and read this book. You'll be glad you did!
  • Svetlana Tishchenko
    1970-01-01
    Here is my review of this bookhttps://snowqueensvt.com/2017/07/07/b...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoy this series and this latest offering did not disappoint.The cast of characters are engaging and the whodunit is first rate.I look forward to reading the next in the series.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.