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Untimely Death Audiobook

Untimely Death: A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

This witty and wise work is the first in Elizabeth J. Duncan's charming new mystery series.

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? It seems like just about everyone had a motive to pull the ropes on her final curtain call.

At the center of this Shakespearean tragedy is Charlotte Fairfax, formerly the costume mistress of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Upstate New York is a long way from the royal stage, but Charlotte is always the queen of her domain. As this small production's costume designer, she has stitched her way into everyone's lives, learning more than anyone could possibly imagine about the rise and fall of Lauren Richmond.

©2015 Elizabeth J. Duncan (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Karin
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    13/11/16
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    "Damned by faint praise"

    The writing was okay. There was no gratuitous sex or swearing but the motive for the murder was unconvincing. NOT another Agatha Christie by any stretch of the imagination.

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  • Paula, Tucson
    tucson, az, United States
    05/02/16
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    "Confusing and not for me..."
    What disappointed you about Untimely Death?

    I really couldn't get very far because of the narrator and because so many characters were introduced all together. I couldn't follow. Not for me.


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  • Amazon Customer
    24/11/15
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    "Thoroughly Enjoyable"

    Enjoyable story, charming setting , and a delightful main character, enhanced by outstanding narration!

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  • Beatrice
    Houston, TX, United States
    11/11/15
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    "A Bit Flat"

    I forced myself to finish this book. The characters were flat and uninteresting and the mystery was average. It provided good background noise while I cleaned my house. I might get the next book to see if there is improvement. If there is nothing else available.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • ANON.
    New Orleans, LA United States
    20/07/16
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    "Narrator spoiled it"

    The narrator made no distinction between characters' voices. I could not tell who was speaking, a man or a woman. Unfortunately, this is the worst book I have heard by Audible.

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