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Show Time (A Dodie O’Dell Mystery)
Lyrical Underground (July 19, 2016)
Paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1601837202


The tide has turned for Dodie O’Dell since a hurricane upended her life on the Jersey Shore. Now she’s further up the coast in sleepy Etonville, managing a restaurant that dishes dinners themed around the community theater’s latest productions. But Dodie just never imagined she’d land the starring role in a case of bloody homicide . . .

Intrigued by rumors of vanishing box office money, Dodie has agreed to help oversee the casting of Romeo and Juliet at the modest Etonville Little Theater. If nothing else, it’s a welcome escape from the thirty-something’s usual going-to-bed-with-a-mystery-novel routine. But when Jerome Angleton, a well-respected member of the theater company, is inexplicably found murdered on the loading dock, deadly drama transcends the stage—and the page. As a crime wave crashes over the small town, the spotlight is on Dodie to orchestrate her own investigation behind the scenes . . . before someone has a chance at a killer encore.

About The Author

Suzanne Trauth is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and a former university theatre professor. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Dramatists Guild. When she is not writing, Suzanne coaches actors and serves as a celebrant performing wedding ceremonies. She lives in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Readers can visit her website at www.suzannetrauth.com.


Purchase Links

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My Review:

My favorite type of books to read are cozy mysteries. I am always looking for new authors and series.  Show Time is the first book in the Dodie O’Dell Mystery series.  I really like Dodie. She moved from the Jersey Shores to Etonville – a big change for her.  She was managing a restaurant that was based on the community theater.  Romeo and Juliet was the show that was being cast and Dodie was helping out.  Who knew they would find Romeo’s body on the loading dock?  What happened?  Will Bill and the police department need help in solving this mystery?

I found Show Time a fast read – and one I didn’t want to put down.  I am sure you will love this book as much as I did! I can’t wait till the next book in the series – Time Out.



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I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review

  2 Responses to “Show Time Review and Giveaway”

  1. Sounds like a great book.

  2. I can’t wait to read this book!

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