Sunday, May 13, 2018

Review: Cast for Murder by Jeanne Quigley

Cozy Mystery



Release Date:
February 13, 2018

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Former soap opera actress Veronica Walsh is recovering from her first holiday season in the retail world when she is pulled from retirement to star in a community production of Blithe Spirit. Delighted to play the part of a medium, Veronica must soon also assume the role of amateur sleuth when she finds the play’s director shot dead behind the theater.

Teaming with stage manager Sophie Morrissey, Veronica’s hunt for clues to the murder of Gigi Swanson leads her to a cast of colorful behind-the-scenes characters and a stunning Act Three finale. Will it be a triumph for Veronica, or will the curtain close on more than her career?

My Review

It’s another trip to the Adirondacks for a visit with Veronica Walsh, former soap opera actress turns theater star. I so love my vicarious trips to the Adirondacks through this series.

Gigi Swanson, the director of a local theater group, convinces Veronica to star in their performance of Blithe Spirit. Gigi is convinced a retired soap opera star would be a great draw. The town is excited for the possibilities this could bring to their small town.

Things take a tragic turn when Gigi turns up dead. Now, Veronica is not only the lead actress, but she’s on the case to find a killer. She’s shocked that so many people had motive to get rid of the director.

The author takes readers on a crazy ride to find a killer. There are many different suspects in this fast paced cozy mystery. It keeps readers on their toes to the end. This is the third book in the series, but I felt it stood on its own. There is no continuing mystery. It’s all solved in this book. It’s well written with vividly portrayed characters.

I’m more than ready for the next Veronica Walsh adventure.

For reading challenges:
Cruisin’ through the Cozies Reading Challenge 2018
Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge 2018

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds fun! I'm always a big fan of a fast paced cozy and I really love the theater connection. Blithe Spirit is one of my absolute favorite plays.


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