Death Takes Center Stage (Backstage Mysteries) Review


  • When the great tragedienne, Irene Davenport, is murdered onstage during the opening night of Macbeth, her enraged spirit begins to haunt the theater in which she died, seeking her killer. Seventeen-year old Lillian Nolan, novice actress and amateur sleuth, discovers she has an aptitude as a medium and her ambition compels her to make a Faustian bargain with Irene. In a struggle between her desire to be her own person and her passion for performing, Lillian reluctantly permits Irene’s spirit to possess her body. This allows her to perform with ability well beyond her own, but in return, Irene demands that Lillian find and expose her murderer. DEATH TAKES CENTER STAGE is a metaphysical mystery set at the time of the golden age of Spiritualism in America and laid against the backdrop of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. It unfolds during the presentation of a theater piece believed to be cursed and which in itself is a supernatural game of good and evil. *Winner, 2012 BookLogix Fiction Contest

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“Death Takes Center Stage is a book that can irritate you if you must stop reading to attend to your life. So it is one of those hard to put down books. But it is much more than that. The characters, plot, and scenery come along with you as you go to work, clean the house, play with the kids, or hang out with your pets. You cannot escape, and you do not want to.” By Karen Wolf

“After just a few pages, I was hooked. Couldn’t wait to find out the who and the why. It was a real page turner that everyone should find entertaining and enjoyable. Loved the Chicago setting and can’t wait for the next book in the Backstage Mystery Series. I’m delighted there will be more from this gifted writer.” By Susan Campanile

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Product Details

Author: Elizabeth Ireland
Kindle Price: Paperback from $1.62
Paperback: 261 pages
Publisher: BookLogix (2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1610053281
ISBN-13: 978-1610053280
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 starsĀ  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,420,508 in Books