Sunday, March 23, 2014
FINAL CURTAIN: AN EDNA FERBER MYSTERY (2014)
Final Curtain: An Edna Ferber Mystery by Ed Ifkovic
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Here we go again. Another book re-imagining the life of a real person. I am not a fan although this mystery featuring famous writer Edna Ferber is gracefully executed.
When Net Galley offered me a review copy, I was tempted because the mystery takes place in Maplewood, New Jersey where Edna has agreed to take part in a professional summer stock production of her play (written with George S. Kaufman) The Royal Family. Edna is a charming amateur sleuth.
Set in 1940, the author adds interesting historical facts and creates fascinating characters. The four other books in the series each feature a different time period and famous person. Final Curtain goes on sale June 3, 2014 from Poisoned Pen Press.
Bottom Line: Recommended if you enjoy historical mysteries featuring literary figures as crime-solvers, try this cozy series.
Title: Final Curtain: An Edna Ferber Mystery
Author: Edward Ifkovic
Genre: Cozy historical mystery
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
No. of Pages: 250 pages
Copyright: June 12, 2014
Rating:3 out of 5 stars
DISCLOSURE: Invited by NetGalley to request and receive this title for an honest review.
Edward Ifkovic taught literature and creative writing at a community college in Connecticut for over three decades. His short stories and essays have appeared in the “Village Voice, America, Hartford Monthly”, and “Journal of Popular Culture”. A longtime devotee of mystery novels, he fondly recalls discovering Erle Stanley Gardner’s ‘Perry Mason’ series in a family bookcase. (from Poisoned Pen website)