by Margaret Dumas


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Welcome to the Palace movie theater! Now Showing: Philandering husbands, ghostly sidekicks, and a murder or two.

When Nora Paige’s movie-star husband leaves her for his latest co-star, she flees Hollywood to take refuge in San Francisco at the Palace, a historic movie theater that shows the classic films she loves. There she finds a band of misfit film buffs who care about movies (almost) as much as she does.

She also finds some shady financial dealings and the body of a murdered stranger.

Oh, and then there’s Trixie, the lively ghost of a 1930’s usherette who appears only to Nora and has a lot to catch up on. With the help of her new ghostly friend, can Nora catch the killer before there’s another murder at the Palace?

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MURDER AT THE PALACE by Margaret Dumas | A Henery Press Mystery. If you like one, you’ll probably like them all.

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Nora Page flees to San Francisco when she discovers her husband has had an affair with his costar. A classic movie theater there, co-owned by Nora's best friend, Robbie, needs a new manager. She finds a quirky staff devoted to the recently deceased manager, Kate, but also uncovers a dead man in the ice machine whom the police ascertain was killed about the same time Kate died. When Nora searches for a connection between the two incidences, some unusual financial transactions come to light. How do you top murder, shady deals, and eccentric employees? After Nora is hit on the head, she can see and hear Trixie, the ghost of an usherette killed 80 years earlier. Nora is fortunate Robbie is a sounding board for her over-the-top ideas about the deaths involving the Palace Theater. Despite her problems, Nora is a sympathetic amateur sleuth in an offbeat, engaging mystery. The summaries of classic films, interspersed among the chapters, add to the story's appeal and also influence Nora's thought processes as she searches for a killer. VERDICT This first in a series from Dumas (How To Succeed in Murder) will appeal to classic film buffs and those with a penchant for ghosts in their mysteries. Fans of Jeffrey Cohen's "Double Feature" series will appreciate as well.—Lesa Holstine, Evansville Vanderburgh P.L., IN

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ISBN-13: 9781635114638
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Series: A Movie Palace Mystery , #1
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 568,775
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

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