Never Thwart a Thespian

Never Thwart a Thespian

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by Edie Claire
     
 

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Eighth in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!

This curtain is going up...

No matter what else goes down.

Leigh's intrepid Aunt Bess has decided that an abandoned building in the small Pittsburgh borough of West View would make the perfect theater for her troupe of local thespians, and when Bess sets her mind to

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Eighth in the USA-Today bestselling Leigh Koslow Mystery Series!

This curtain is going up...

No matter what else goes down.

Leigh's intrepid Aunt Bess has decided that an abandoned building in the small Pittsburgh borough of West View would make the perfect theater for her troupe of local thespians, and when Bess sets her mind to something, it generally happens. Never mind that the building boasts a century-long history of nefarious owners, financial default, mysterious disappearances, drunken debauchery, regular break-ins, strange nighttime lights, at least one murder, and last but not least -- that nagging little accusation of devil worship.

Though wary of the building's macabre milieu, Leigh reluctantly allows her children to assist Bess by sorting through the decades of accumulated junk stashed in the erstwhile church's basement. Little does she know that the kids' findings are only the tip of an iceberg, and that for someone with her "proclivities," this particular building is the last place she should be. With her friend Detective Maura Polanski expecting and stuck on bedrest, Leigh scrambles to unravel the link between the murders of the past and the growing threats of the present -- before this theater's opening becomes someone's end!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781499392180
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/14/2014
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
583,094
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

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Meet the Author

USA-Today bestselling novelist and playwright Edie Claire is a veterinarian, a childbirth educator, and a mother of three who delights in writing six genres of fiction: cozy mysteries, romantic fiction, women's fiction, humor, YA romance, and comedic stage plays. Pick up any Edie Claire work and you can be assured of intrigue, humor, a touch of romance (or a hefty dose of it, depending on the book!) and an ending that will leave you with a smile.

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Never Thwart a Thespian [Book 8, Leigh Koslow Mystery Series] 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Bookworm1951 More than 1 year ago
I have read the entire series now and I must say that this was not one of the best. The story was a bit muddled compared with most of the others in the series. The likeable main characters that we came to know and love in the earlier books seem to take a back seat to Leigh and Cara's children. Now the kids are solving the mystery that Leigh can't quite figure out. This book was better edited than the earlier books in the series but there were still some errors. Overall, an enjoyable series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
205 pages, very nicely edited, contains children, a grand mother, aunt, husband, wife, children and animals, what is not to like, in this cozy mystery? There is some rather moderate violence, two decades old murders, no sex, religion, profanity, drug use or other vices, homosexuals, tranvistites or paranoral activity. This is the eigth book in a series of eight. All are stand alone and completely enjoyable. Book nine will be released sometime in 2015. I am looking forward to it. I would have given this book five except for one gripe. That is the 11 year old daughter Allison. Allison must have an IQ of at least 500 points, the deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes, is spoiled rotten, ignores what her mother tells her and makes everyone around her look and sound like an idiot, including her parents. Allison always get her way and this book seemed to revolve around her. I like children to act like children and not dominate the plot line unless the book is about them. Therefore, four stars. For ages 13 and up. This is not an YA book, but I was reading and enjoying books like this at 13. Other than a few bonks on various heads, there is nothing a reader at that age could be tramitzed by, and the head knocks, other than a concussion or several and a dab of blood are completely tame. Recommended. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. Excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, entertaining. Great book!
--JudyFitzwater More than 1 year ago
Fun mystery! As always, Edie Claire comes through with a wholesome, family centric, well written whodunnit that will entertain you and keep you guessing.
JulieLeto More than 1 year ago
Awesome!
BookLoverJSMP More than 1 year ago
This was a lovely book - kept me guessing until the last minute. The characters were believable and I look forward to more in the series. For the record, the one-star review makes no sense and I am astonished that  B&N would allow such a vulgar and inaccurate statement to sully their site.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Enjoy the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have enjoyed all of this series
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Miz_Lynne More than 1 year ago
Edie Claire is an intelligent, thoughtful writer with a great sense of humor and a certain dramatic flair. The characters in her Leigh Koslow Mystery series (this is #8) interact believably; they are definitely three dimensional. The plot is peppered with red herrings here and there drawing this reader into a dead end or two. The book stands alone. If cozies are your cup of tea, you will probably want to read all her books. If you are looking for blood, gore and sex, this book is NOT for you. This reader would be surprised if you figured out whodunit before it is revealed. (This reader has no connection, family, friend or commercial, with the author.)
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Although cozy mysteries are usually pretty easy to figure out, this one kept me wondering until the end. Well written with easy to relate to characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I'm only sorry that I read the entire thing so quickly and now have to wait another whole year before the next installment in the series is released! Love and recommend all the books in this series!