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Crime fiction improv hits Melbourne

If you’re in Melbourne, Australia in mid-September, it’d be a crime not to catch up with the city’s Fringe Festival, which this year includes Murder Village, an improve entertainment act who will be creating original whodunits throughout a week-long engagement. This comedic murder mystery will…
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Spur of the Moment

Written by David Linzee — Opera mysteries are a rare thing but St Louis author David Linzee hopes to tap a narrow-but-deep cross-over of interests with his first Renata Radleigh book. Renata is an English opera singer currently employed by the St Louis Opera to sing the…
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Roy Grace makes theatrical debut

Crime-based drama has been packing them in to theatres worldwide for decades. However, while classics of the Agatha Christie ilk are common, it’s a little less usual for more contemporary novels to appear on the boards. Currently on a UK tour is a stage treatment…
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Inspector Norse

The Lip Service Theatre Company has launched a UK tour with an hilarious spoof that nudges and winks knowingly to fans of Scandinavian crime fiction. Inspector Norse inspired by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Killing, Wallender, Borgen and The Bridge. The play was…
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Crimson Rose

Written by MJ Trow — ‘Everything or nothing, which is it to be?’ one of the characters asks at one point in MJ Trow’s latest historical novel, Crimson Rose. The author certainly seems to have made the decision to go for broke and throw everything…
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Strangers on a Train calls at the West End

Almost 20 years after her death, Patricia Highsmith is set to have a West End hit with the stage adaptation of the debut novel that made her name. Strangers on a Train has just opened at the Gielgud Theatre in London and Highsmith fans should…
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CIS: False Scent

Classics in September – False Scent by Ngaio Marsh – It was back in 1934 that the first book featuring Ngaio Marsh’s gentleman detective, Roderick Alleyn first appeared. A Man Lay Dead kicked off a series that would total 32 novels and conclude 48 years…
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