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Murder at the Theatre Royale
Murder at the Theatre Royale: The perfect murder mystery for Christmas 2022 | Ada Moncrieff
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It's Christmas at London's Theatre Royale and journalist Daphne King is determined to solve an extraordinary mystery... December 1935. Director Chester Harrison's production of A Christmas Carol has had a troubled run on its tour of regional theatres. With tensions amongst the cast running high, the company reach their final stop - London's Theatre Royale - a few days before Christmas. Catastrophe, however, strikes on opening night: 'Scrooge' dies on stage, seemingly due to a heart attack. But the show must go on. Until, that is, an old rival of Chester's is murdered in a dressing room. Are those associated with the production being picked off one by one? Journalist Daphne King is determined to reveal the truth... Readers love Ada Moncrieff's Christmas mysteries: 'Brilliant...full of twists and turns' 'A modern rival to Agatha Christie' 'A new festive favourite'
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shanaqui
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Tiny ereader (not a phone! That's an e-ink screen! It's so small and cute) that fits in my tiny handbag. Lifesaver while my wife's run into the shop to do a bit of shopping because my sister's dislocated her ankle. Means I get to read a bit more of this, which I've been gulping down. Apparently this is my jam right now.

Johanna414 What brand of ereader is this? I don't think I've ever seen one so small and I love it! 1mo
Clare-Dragonfly Whoa, such a cool little ereader! 1mo
shanaqui @Johanna414 It's a Moaan (Xiaomi), a gen 1 Inkpalm Mini. The third gen are a bit bigger (sigh, I like my ereaders titchy -- I still miss the Kobo Mini!). 1mo
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shanaqui

Well, I wandered off again. BUT a major timesuck has been removed from my life, and it's a new year/fresh start, so let's see!

I started 2023 by reading Splitting, a book about headaches by Amanda Ellison, which was very simplistic, and Headed for a Hearse by Jonathan Lattimer, an American mystery story I didn't love. I finished 2022 reading Ada Moncrieff's Murder Most Festive and enjoyed it, so I'm hopeful that this will be equally fun.

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TheEllieMo
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12th finish in the #WinterReadathon, a short and quick read, but I like the main character, and the detection process is well laid out.

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Andrew65 Great progress, this one looks good. ☃️☃️☃️ 1mo
CarolynM I started this just before Christmas, but wasn‘t feeling it. Your review makes me want to pick it up again🙂 1mo
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inabookishmood
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All stuffing, no turkey: cozy Christmas murder by numbers

This was promoted as 'A modern rival to Agatha Christie' but at her very worst, Agatha is far better than this. It is hard to articulate the issue, but this book feels like a murder mystery by numbers. The author has thrown in all the ingredients needed but hasn't considered that you actually need to weave an interesting plot with 3-dimensional characters. Very disappointing.

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Good. Even though it took a long time for it to get going the pace does pick up and even though it does the ending just comes so suddenly that it just feels rushed. Also even though the setting is at Christmas and set during a production of A Christmas Carol it can be read during the whole year as it doesn't really give Christmas vibes. Thank you #Penguin for inviting me to read this via #Netgalley.

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