Friday, October 30, 2015

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Untimely Death by Elizabeth J. Duncan (Giveaway Closed)

Title: Untimely Death   
Author: Elizabeth J. Duncan     
Series: Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery, #1     
Published: November 2015, Crooked Lane Books  
Format: Hardcover, 304 pages   

A Catskills resort’s production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet takes a wickedly ironic turn when the leading lady, Lauren Richmond, is first poisoned and then stabbed. Who would extinguish the life of such a beautiful young thespian? Who wouldn’t? Seems like just about everyone had a motive to pull the ropes on her final curtain call.

At the center of this Shakespearian tragedy is Charlotte Fairfax, formerly the costume mistress of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Upstate New York is a long way from the royal stage, but Charlotte is always the queen of her domain. As this small production’s costume designer, she has stitched her way into everyone’s lives, learning more than anyone could possibly imagine about the rise and fall of Lauren Richmond. But curiosity killed the cat. And it might well kill the costume designer.

Witty and wise work, Untimely Death, the first in Elizabeth J. Duncan’s charming cozy series, is sure to delight.

Early Praise for Untimely Death:

“What could have more charm than a cozy set in the Catskills?…Duncan drops just enough clues and red herrings to keep the reader guessing whodunit to the end.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“Duncan introduces a charming new sleuth and plenty of quirky characters sure to appeal to her base and to cozy fans in general.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Sympathetic, well-drawn characters and fascinating details on Shakespeare’s plays and costume design add to what is a satisfying mystery.” —Booklist


GIVEAWAY DETAILS - (US and Canada only)  
Thanks to the publisher, one reader can win a copy of  Untimely Death  by Elizabeth J. Duncan. To enter the giveaway, please fill out the form by November 6th.

Form closed

This giveaway is open to US/Canada residents only and ends November 6th.  
Good Luck!!!


  1. Poisoning and stabbing sound like such very good, Shakespearean ways to die. Thanks for the intro to the new series and the chance to win!

  2. I've had my eye on this book for a few weeks now.

  3. I have been looking at this book - it sounds good.

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! Poisoned and stabbed? Someone must have really wanted to get rid of her.


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