Sunday, July 24, 2016

BOOK TOUR AND GIVEAWAY: Show Time (A Dodie O'Dell Mystery) by Suzanne Trauth

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Lyrical Underground (July 19, 2016)
Paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1601837202

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Synopsis: The tide has turned for Dodie O’Dell since a hurricane upended her life on the Jersey Shore. Now she’s further up the coast in sleepy Etonville, managing a restaurant that dishes dinners themed around the community theater’s latest productions. But Dodie just never imagined she’d land the starring role in a case of bloody homicide . . .

Intrigued by rumors of vanishing box office money, Dodie has agreed to help oversee the casting of Romeo and Juliet at the modest Etonville Little Theater. If nothing else, it’s a welcome escape from the thirty-something’s usual going-to-bed-with-a-mystery-novel routine. But when Jerome Angleton, a well-respected member of the theater company, is inexplicably found murdered on the loading dock, deadly drama transcends the stage—and the page. As a crime wave crashes over the small town, the spotlight is on Dodie to orchestrate her own investigation behind the scenes . . . before someone has a chance at a killer encore.

Review: The first book in what promises to be an entertaining cozy series. The main character is a restaurant manager, and in this story she's been drawn into helping out with the community theater--which leads her into the middle of a murder investigation.

The storyline keeps moving at a fairly good pace, and it's never boring. There is humor throughout the story, and some very unique personalities as well. I think I'm going to enjoy becoming more familiar with the residents of Etonville as the series continues.

**I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.**

Rating: Four stars

About the author
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Suzanne Trauth is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and a former university theatre professor. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Dramatists Guild. When she is not writing, Suzanne coaches actors and serves as a celebrant performing wedding ceremonies. She lives in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Readers can visit her website

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Marilyn Watson said...

I love ebooks and this is a new Author to me...thank you for the lovely, sounding cozy mystery review. Now I want to read it.

Kim hansen said...

Love a good mystery and new author for me.