It's nothing short of inevitable that Cymbeline, GA, hosts an annual Shakespeare festival. But stage-struck Nina Fleet is about to learn that putting on an amateur theatrical production can be murder. Nina's anticipating showbiz glamour and glitz when a community Shakespearean troupe arrives for a two-week stay at her B&B. But the lights dim when she learns the company's director is her nemesis, struggling actor Harry Westcott--who still claims to be the rightful heir to Nina's elegant Queen Anne home.
Meanwhile, the troupe members are not content to leave the drama upon the stage. Accusations of infidelity and financial malfeasance make a shambles of rehearsals. And then, two days into the troupe's stay, the lead actor is found dead in Nina's formal Shakespeare garden. Natural causes...or murder most foul?
Nina uncovers evidence that something is indeed rotten in the town of Cymbeline. Too bad Harry is the only one who believes that she's not going completely off script. And exposing the truth isn't easy when the remaining troupe members say the show must go on...particularly when all of them seemingly had a motive for wanting their fellow actor to permanently exit stage right. Determined to keep the killer from making a curtain call, Nina and her trusty Australian Shepherd, Matilda, join forces with Harry to sleuth out the murder plot. Will they succeed before someone else shuffles off this mortal coil? Find out in Anna Gerard's delightful second Georgia B&B mystery.
- Hardback | 1 pages
- 145 x 216 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
- 13 Aug 2020
- CROOKED LANE BOOKS
- United States
Other books in this series
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25 May 2021
"A fun read...Her writing style flows easily with some humor sprinkled throughout the story."
"A delightful read that is perfect for lovers of Shakespeare."
--San Francisco Book Review
"Delightful reading, entertaining and exciting with a dash of humor."
--Midwest Book Review
"Explosive with excitement...A great series to escape into."
--Cozy Mystery Book Review
Praise for Peach Clobbered
"Gerard has honed her craft, and it shows...A 5-star read. Excellent characters, great fun, brisk plot, and a new cozy, cozy-setting. Dig in and enjoy. Just don't forget to breathe."
--Carolyn Haines, USA Today bestselling author of the Sarah Booth Delaney mysteries
"An engaging mystery with whimsical characters, a house to die for, and the most lovable dog ever! Gerard has created the perfect cozy read."
--Susan Furlong, author of the Georgia Peach mysteries
"Filled with Southern charm and enough ditzy characters to keep readers guessing and laughing." --Kirkus Reviews
"Bright and breezy...Gerard provides it all: well-drawn characters, pithy dialogue, and enough twists and turns and shifts of motive to keep cozy fans happily playing the whodunit game."
Humor, an engaging cast, interesting details about running a B&B, and the nicely evoked small-town Georgia setting distinguish this cozy.
Entertaining and downright fun...Definitely another series that is sure to grab fans!
Nina is a spirited lead, and the town is full of supporting characters that add to the mosaic of Cymbeline...A perfect armchair vacation of a book.
"An engaging read with vibrant characters. Anna Gerard's Peach Clobbered is chock full of fun...I didn't want the book to end."
--Maggie Toussaint, award-winning author
"Gerard paints a stunning portrait of small-town Georgia, replete with a colorful cast of characters. She lays the groundwork for what is sure to be a blockbuster series."
--Karla Brandenburg, award-winning author
"Anna Gerard writes with a skillful touch...A cracking-good, page-turning start to a brilliant new series! If you love peaches, this book will make you hungry."
--Cheryl Hollon, author of Webb's Glass Shop mysteries
Chock-full of twists and turns, interesting characters and just the right amount of humor...A great summer read or a book club selection.
A superbly crafted and wonderfully entertaining mystery that is a truly compulsive page-turner of a read from cover to cover.
--Midwest Book Reviews
Peach Clobbered is very captivating and Gerard knows how to keep the reader reading...[and] before you know it you have finished.
--Cozy Mystery Book Reviews
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