Saturday, February 16, 2008

Foul Deeds

My friend Ginny in Nova Scotia was GROSTing (Get Rid of Something Today) the other day and sent me a package containing Foul Deeds by Canadian author Linda Moore. This GROST was perfect because a) the book is a mystery and b) the mystery takes place during a production of Hamlet. Since the author is "primarily a stage director", she is able to paint an accurate picture of community theatre as well as share some insight into the play itself.

Ginny found the fact that the author lives in Halifax and sets the story there fascinating as well.

The book is published by Vagrant Press and it looks like it isn't available in the U.S. It isn't a great mystery but the author did a creditable job of storytelling.

Subterfuge, liars, hidden pasts and politics seek to keep Daniel from finding out how his father Peter King really died and it wasn't a natural death. Rosalind working for cranky private investigator McBride, keeps uncovering facts that don't match and parallels with a community theatre production of Hamlet.

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