This theatrical debut is a delightful murder mystery, perfect for fans of Richard Osman and Anthony Horowitz.
“A proper page-turner”
Ian Moore (Death and Croissants)
"A denouement worthy of Agatha Christie"
Jim Eldridge (Author of the Museum Mysteries series)
“I found myself comparing it to the very best Agatha Christie”
Kemper Donovan (All About Agatha Podcast)
“What an incredible debut mystery”
Peter Boon (Who Killed Miss Finch?)
"Escapist fun from start to finish."
Jamie Bernthal (Author - Queering Agatha Christie)
The Palace Pier Theatre.
Renowned murder mystery playwright Bertie Carroll turns real life detective when his leading lady is shot and killed on stage, in full view of an unsuspecting audience.
Once the curtain falls and the applause subsides, the horrible truth begins to dawn on the cast of suspects backstage. But as motives, secrets and old rivalries begin to come to light, the murderer is still waiting in the wings.
With the help of Chief Detective Hugh Chapman, an old friend from school, Bertie must put his amateur sleuthing skills to the test to unravel the ultimate whodunnit.
The debut novel from Jamie West is set in and around The Palace Pier Theatre in Brighton, a lost theatre, lovingly recreated.
What readers are saying about this book:
★★★★★ “A delightful, thoroughly original and very cosy murder mystery.”
★★★★★ “A fabulous debut and start to a series.”
★★★★★ “A fantastic read. The characters & setting really shone.”
★★★★★ “What an utter joy this is!”
★★★★★ “Well crafted and credible characters”
★★★★★ “A tight group of characters and a well paced plot.”
★★★★★ “A terrific mystery.”
★★★★★ “Light and funny while also being mysterious and captivating.”
★★★★★ “This is a delightful cozy mystery.”
★★★★★ “Lots of wonderful characters, with many twist and turns.”
★★★★★ “I loved this book.”
★★★★ “A murder mystery done right.”
★★★★ “This one ticked all the right boxes for me.”
★★★★ “A highly enjoyable, riveting, cozy mystery.”
★★★★ “This book was AMAZING.”
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