Offed Stage Left
by Joanne Sydney Lessner
on Tour Oct. 31st – Nov. 15th, 2016
There’s one role you don’t want a callback for: Prime Suspect.
Aspiring actress Isobel Spice lands her first regional theater job, playing a supporting role and understudying the lead in “Sousacal: The Life and Times of John Philip Sousa.” A series of minor backstage accidents culminates in the suspicious death of the leading lady on opening night. When Isobel takes over the role, her mastery of the material makes her more suspect than savior, and she realizes the only way to clear her name is to discover the identity of the murderer—before he or she strikes again.
Someone is sabotaging a regional musical production. It starts off with minor, but disruptive pranks. But then on opening night it becomes deadly when the lead actress dies on stage in the opening act.
It’s no secret Isobel Spice wanted the starring role in “Sousacal”, not the understudy role. But when the female lead actress is murdered, all eyes turn to Isobel as the number 1 suspect. Is she? And if not, who is, and why are they trying to frame her. A second body turns up and one of the cast members goes missing.
Ms. Lessner introduces the reader to the majority of the characters in the ensemble, which any one could have been the suspect. Trying to figure out who it was, I kept going from one character to the next but when it was revealed, I was quite surprised. This mystery had me turning the pages!! A very enjoyable read!!
Genre: Mystery, Amateur Sleuth
Published by: Dulcet Press
Publication Date: Late October 2016
Number of Pages:260
Series: Isobel Spice, 4 | Each is a Stand Alone Mystery
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Joanne Sydney Lessner is the author of PANDORA’S BOTTLE, a novel inspired by the true story of the world’s most expensive bottle of wine (Flint Mine Press). THE TEMPORARY DETECTIVE, BAD PUBLICITY, AND JUSTICE FOR SOME and OFFED STAGE LEFT (Dulcet Press) feature aspiring actress and amateur sleuth Isobel Spice. No stranger to the theatrical world, Joanne enjoys an active performing career in both musical theater and opera. With her husband, composer/conductor Joshua Rosenblum, she has co-authored several musicals including the cult hit FERMAT’S LAST TANGO and EINSTEIN’S DREAMS, based on the celebrated novel by Alan Lightman. Her play, CRITICAL MASS, received its Off Broadway premiere in October 2010 as the winner of the 2009 Heiress Productions Playwriting Competition. Joanne is a regular contributing writer to Opera News and holds a B.A. in music, summa cum laude, from Yale University.
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