Cursed in the Act (Paperback)

By Raymond Buckland

Berkley Prime Crime, 9780425268018, 295pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

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FIRST IN A NEW SERIES
Bram Stoker, business manager for London's Lyceum Theatre, always expects the supernatural to be lurking around the corner. But investigating the murder of a cast member might be enough to make even him lose his head
"1881." When the star and owner of the Lyceum, Mr. Henry Irving, is poisoned on "Hamlet"'s opening night, it's up to stage manager Harry Rivers to make sure the show goes on. Fortunately for Harry, Mr. Irving is able to pull through and walk the boards as planned. But when his understudy is killed the very next day, Harry's boss, Bram Stoker, becomes convinced that foul play is afoot.
Mr. Irving has a list of enemies longer than a Shakespearean soliloquy, any of whom would have been happy for the curtain never to rise. It soon becomes clear that nefarious, possibly magical, methods are being employed to shut the play down. With more cast and crew members falling victim to the increasingly dangerous accidents on set, it's up to Harry and Stoker to figure out which of Irving's critics has a voodoo vendetta


About the Author

Raymond Buckland is a prolific author with books translated into seventeen foreign languages. Born and raised in England, he is fascinated with the Victorian age and loves to set his mysteries in that era. Today he lives with his wife and two Chihuahuas on a small farm in Ohio.
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