mercoledì 21 gennaio 2015

Review: Macdeath by Cindy Brown


MACDEATH
by Cindy Brown


I like how Ms. Brown has a little fun with this cursed play…Ms. Brown’s experience in the various facets of live theatre show in her work…
~Back Porchervations

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Macdeath
Cozy Mystery
Paperback: 275 pages
Publisher: Henery Press (January 20, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1940976693

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Synopsis:
Like every actor, Ivy Meadows knows that Macbeth is cursed. But she’s finally scored her big break, cast as an acrobatic witch in a circus-themed production of Macbeth in Phoenix, Arizona. And though it may not be Broadway, nothing can dampen her enthusiasm—not her flying caldron, too-tight leotard, or carrot-wielding dictator of a director.
But when one of the cast dies on opening night, Ivy is sure the seeming accident is “murder most foul” and that she’s the perfect person to solve the crime (after all, she does work part-time in her uncle’s detective agency). Undeterred by a poisoned Big Gulp, the threat of being blackballed, and the suddenly too-real curse, Ivy pursues the truth at the risk of her hard-won career—and her life.

My Review:
It's a cozy mystery fun, exciting, fast to read. It 's really good written with realistic characters and set in a wonderful place, which is the theater, with the curse of MacBeth in the background.
Ivy wants to be an actress and her dream is about to come true: was chosen to do the witch in a representation of MacBeth in Phoenix. But the day of onset the actor playing Duncan is found dead. It seems an accidental death for alcohol abuse but Ivy knows that he did not drink anymore. She decides to use her experience in her uncle's detective agency to investigate.
During the investigation it was nice to get behind the scenes of a play, relationships and complicity that are created between the actors, the atmosphere of tension: it shows that the author has experienced it firsthand. Ivy will be difficult to investigate and interrogate the actors, people who are well-versed in pretending.
It 's the first book in the series and can not wait to read the other (the next is expected to arrive in September 2015). It 's was really compelling, hard to put down until you have solved the mystery.
 I received a Digital Review Copy from the publisher through NetGalley.
                                          ****

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About This Author
Cindy Brown has been a theater geek (musician, actor, director, producer, and playwright) since her first professional gig at age 14. Now a full-time writer, she’s lucky enough to have garnered several awards (including 3rd place in the 2013 international Words With Jam First Page Competition, judged by Sue Grafton!) and is an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop. Though Cindy and her husband now live in Portland, Oregon, she made her home in Phoenix, Arizona, for more than 25 years and knows all the good places to hide dead bodies in both cities.
Author Links
Website & Blog: www.cindybrownwriter.com
Twitter handle: @friendlybrown

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2 commenti:

  1. So glad you liked Macdeath - thanks for the review!

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thanks for the chance to read your amazing book!

      Elimina

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