House Report

House Report

by Deborah Nicholson
     
 

The first in a series of Kate Carpenter mysteries
As manager of a theatre complex in Calgary, Kate Carpenter 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. She is not used to finding dead people in her theatre, but that is all about to

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The first in a series of Kate Carpenter mysteries
As manager of a theatre complex in Calgary, Kate Carpenter 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. She is not used to finding dead people in her theatre, but that is all about to change . . .

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A sprightly Canadian update of The Phantom of the Opera that substitutes greater civility for the sewers. Katherine Carpenter is the front-of-house manager for the 1,000-seat Centenary Theatre in Calgary. She manages the ushers, merchandisers, bartenders, and ticket-takers, and works every evening and weekend. She enjoys her job, her loft, and her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Norman Caminsky, known to all as "Cam," one of the theater's building engineers, until a patron is found in the men's room, his head crushed with a hammer that belongs to the theater and has Cam's fingerprints on it. Kate knows the victim slightly. He's Peter Reynolds, the former husband of an acquaintance of hers. Gladys Reynolds, who worked as an usher, is a spectacular redhead with an even more spectacular midlife crisis involving as many male employees of the Theatre as possible, perhaps including Cam. As the rookie homicide detective looks closely at Cam, so does Kate, who discovers his ex-wife has a restraining order on him. What's a girl to do? Investigate, of course, as Kate promptly does with heedless amateurishness, enlisting the help of her teenaged assistant and the wise owner of the local coffeeshop. Eventually, she unmasks the real criminal in a backstage showdown. Unfortunately, Kate's breeziness and self-regard undermine Nicholson's attempt to inject menace and obsession into a debut that shares its heroine's faults. Agent: Jeanette Lundgren/Book to Screen Management

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780727860682
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Kate Carpenter Mysteries Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.05(d)

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