House Report, a kate carpenter Mystery

House Report, a kate carpenter Mystery

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by Deborah Nicholson
     
 

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As the front-of-house manager of a large theatre complex in Calgary, Kate Carpenter is used to several things. She is used to the late nights and the demanding customers. She is used to improvising when things don't go to plan. And she is used to a quiet life in her perfect apartment with her twin addictions of caffeine and good books.

She is not used to finding

Overview

As the front-of-house manager of a large theatre complex in Calgary, Kate Carpenter is used to several things. She is used to the late nights and the demanding customers. She is used to improvising when things don't go to plan. And she is used to a quiet life in her perfect apartment with her twin addictions of caffeine and good books.

She is not used to finding dead people in her theatre, but that all changes when Kate and her young assistant, Graham, find a dead man in the theatre's public toilets - and the murder weapon was a hammer belonging to the theatre.

Despite warnings from virtually everyone, Kate is determined to investigate the murder - even when it leads her into serious danger. She is convinced she can be of more use than the detective assigned to the case, and if the murderer is somebody connected with the theatre then she is even keener to get involved. Two brutal attacks later and Kate still has no answers, but will that be enough to persuade her to stay out of the investigation?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781463643386
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
07/08/2011
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

Meet the Author

Deborah Nicholson has always loved the arts. She studied dance for over ten years. She took drama in school, working as playwright, stage manager and director. She studied music for almost 20 years and taught music for ten years. She kept up her love of arts by working and volunteering at the Calgary Centre for Performing arts, with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, The Calgary International Children's Festival, Alberta Theatre Projects and Theatre Calgary.

The culmination of her career at the Centre was as House Manager for Theatre Calgary for several years. Leaving this position, and the longing to still go to the theatre every night, led to the creation of the Kate Carpenter Mystery Series (Severn House). There are currently five novels published in this series, available in eight countries around the world, and widely reviewed. Deborah has also completed a medical mystery/thriller, Mind Games.

To balance her career in the arts, she has continued to work in medical administration. This interesting field has led to her upcoming series of medical thrillers.

Since being published, Deborah has done several workshops and readings to encourage people who dream of writing to stop dreaming and start writing. She has joined several organizations, very interested in literacy and mentorship.

She has made numerous appearances on The Breakfast Show, Shaw Television and was a featured performed in "The Letters". Deborah is a member of Mystery Writers Ink, The Alexandra Writers Society, Crime Writers of Canada, The Alberta Writers Guild, and Romance Writers of America. Deborah is a great supporter of charity and volunteerism and donates 10% of all profits of her novels to charity.

In 2009 Deborah wrote The Pain Diaries, a play based on her experience at the Chronic Pain Centre. She spent three years researching the topic, interviewing patients and experts in the field. The play won the CPS Pain Awareness Award in May 2009 and was then workshopped in December 2009. Two sold-out public readings happened in February 2010, followed by a one week run at the Grand Theatre in Calgary in May 2010. A movie adaptation of The Pain Diaries is currently in production.

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House Report, a kate carpenter mystery 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reads almost like a screen play. Some of the characters are confusing. One of the main characters does something that is never clarifird. That bothered me. A light rainy day read. Best part is the detail of the setting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, didn't guess who the murderer was....
kamas716 More than 1 year ago
I wasn't overly impressed with this story. It was just average. It took quite a bit of work to get through this book as it was written in first person limited, and the main character didn't really know a whole lot of what was actually going on. She also took a lot of unnecessary risks. I hate it when characters who are supposedly smart do idiotic things. I did like the setting, the author did a good job exploring the physical landscape. The eBook had some formatting problems in the page number area. Sometimes a page turn was advance the count 1 page, sometimes as many as 7 pages. No obvious spelling errors.
svmike More than 1 year ago
Your basic murder/detective story. It was a page turner that I finished quickly. Kept my interest right to the end. I like to keep a few of these easy reads on my nook for when I have some time where I'm waiting. I would look at others by this author.
Katietwoshoes More than 1 year ago
A little long winded but still a good read
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first I thought the book was going to drag on and on, but the I couldn't red it fast enough. Good mystery with some romance thrown in. Kate is a strong and determined woman and makes things interesting.
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loved it. I coundnt put it down.
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