Wednesday, November 15, 2017

My Nails and My Book Review - Much Ado About Murder by Elizabeth J. Duncan


Title: Much Ado About Murder
Series: Shakespeare in the Catskills #3
Author: Elizabeth J. Duncan

Goodreads Summary: 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 British director Edmund Albright. 

Edmund plans to change the popular romantic comedy, which alienates several people associated with the production. And the list of people he upsets only grows: the laid off former director, the hotel owner's secretary, and even Audrey herself. Just as Edmund's plans are about to come to fruition, his body is discovered on his sofa, holding a gun in his hand. His death is quickly ruled a suicide but Charlotte thinks otherwise. Why would Edmund, on the brink of greatness, kill himself? And in such an American way?

With a whole cast of characters to investigate, Charlotte is determined to unmask each one before it's final curtain call on the whole production in award-winning author Elizabeth J. Duncan's third Shakespeare in the Catskills mystery, Much Ado About Murder.

My Review: **I voluntarily read this ARC**

This was an interesting book. The setting was great, and I wish I could visit it. The mystery was sort of predictable, sort of surprising, and very well written. I did find it a little hard to connect to the characters, but I still enjoyed the book.

My Manicure: I went a little weird on this one. There are two inspirations - the wedding scene in Much Ado About Nothing and the murder. I started out with a base of Zoya April. The wedding lace was done using Bundle Monster + elleandish and Bam! White. The blood splatter was done using Daily Hues Carol.


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