Ada Moncrieff is the author of Murder Most Festive and Murder at the Theatre Royale. She lives and works in London.(Praise for Murder Most Festive) If you're a fan of historical mysteries, then Murder Most Festive should be at the top of your to-read listA lovely stocking-filler for theatre and murder mystery enthusiasts.Theatrical festive escapism for fans of the golden age who like their crime set firmly in that timeA slow burner, full of red herrings and characters, and keeps you guessing till the end
It's Christmas at London's Theatre Royale and journalist Daphne King is determined to solve an extraordinary mystery...
December 1935. Director Chester Harrison's production of A Christmas Carol has had a troubled run on its tour of regional theatres. With tensions amongst the cast running high, the company reach their final stop - London's Theatre Royale - a few days before Christmas.
Catastrophe, however, strikes on opening night: 'Scrooge' dies on stage, seemingly due to a heart attack. But the show must go on. Until, that is, an old rival of Chester's is murdered in a dressing room. Are those associated with the production being picked off one by one? Journalist Daphne King is determined to reveal the truth...
Readers love Ada Moncrieff's Christmas mysteries:
'Brilliant...full of twists and turns'
'A modern rival to Agatha Christie'
'A new festive favourite'
Murder at the Theatre Royale
Ada Moncrieff is the author of Murder Most Festive and Murder at the Theatre Royale. She lives and works in London.