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Shakespeare Murders, 1

When a theatre director is murdered, an actor discovers the shocking truth behind the gruesome murder.



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    The director of the AWB Theatre Company, Lawrence Mickelman has alienated everyone in sight with his tyrannical manner. When his body is found in the locked theatre, a sword from Hamlet in his chest, the troupe’s owner asks Mark Louis, one of the actors, to dig a little deeper than she thinks the police will. The police investigation points toward Don Lovett, the play’s Hamlet, but Mark’s suspicions turn elsewhere. As the police prepare to arrest Don, Mark must bring the murderer out into the open before the killer strikes again.

     

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    Barbara shook her head in continuing disbelief. “We got here around ten and opened up the basement door.” A narrow passage with steps leading from the sidewalk down to the basement door ran alongside the theatre. The dressing rooms, a lower lobby used for intermissions, and a tiny office comprised the basement level.

    “I helped Kevin get some of the props we need for tonight out of the closet.”

    “I noticed a sword was missing,” said Kevin. “A foil, actually. I looked for it while Barbara went upstairs.”

    Barbara picked up the story. “I started to the box office to see whether we had any messages on our machine. I came out from behind the back curtain and almost fainted. There he was, lying on an old mattress that’s been in the back since we took over the theatre. And…and this sword was sticking up out of him.”

    “She screamed,” Kevin picked up the story, “and I ran upstairs. I thought maybe some derelict got in again. There was enough light from downstairs to see who it was. I hit the stage lights, and God, so much blood. It made stains on the mattress, on him. I never saw anything like it.”

    “We walked over to the body,” Barbara continued. “He had such a look on his face.”

    “What kind of look?” Mark asked.

    Barbara spread her hands and looked at Kevin.

    “Shock,” he explained. “Surprise. His eyes were open. It was ghastly.”



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The Rest Is Silence - ebook

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When a theatre director is murdered, an actor discovers the shocking truth behind the gruesome murder.



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