Final Curtain: An Edna Ferber Mystery (2020)

Final Curtain: An Edna Ferber Mystery Ed Ifkovic Final Curtain An Edna Ferber Mystery Who murdered the handsome young actor And why In against the chilling backdrop of Hitler s rise and the specter of another world war Edna Ferber decides to follow an old dream to act onstage St
  • Title: Final Curtain: An Edna Ferber Mystery
  • Author: Ed Ifkovic
  • ISBN: 9781464202926
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
Final Curtain: An Edna Ferber Mystery Ed Ifkovic Who murdered the handsome young actor And why In 1940, against the chilling backdrop of Hitler s rise and the specter of another world war, Edna Ferber decides to follow an old dream to act onstage Starring in The Royal Family, the comedy she wrote with George S Kaufman, she travels to Maplewood, New Jersey, for a week of summer stock But her escape from the troublinWho murdered the handsome young actor And why In 1940, against the chilling backdrop of Hitler s rise and the specter of another world war, Edna Ferber decides to follow an old dream to act onstage Starring in The Royal Family, the comedy she wrote with George S Kaufman, she travels to Maplewood, New Jersey, for a week of summer stock But her escape from the troubling daily headlines is short lived Before opening night, a mysterious understudy is shot to death, and his murder opens up a world of lies, greed, and hypocrisy.With George Kaufman as the director of the production, the two begin a different kind of collaboration the discovery of the murderer As rehearsals evolve, they deal with a cast of characters who are all hiding something from their pasts, particularly days spent in Hollywood a stage manager, a young ing nue, an American Nazi and his boisterous girlfriend, a stagehand named Dakota who is the son of a famous evangelist, his charismatic preacher mother, her money bags husband, and a driven acolyte of the church Each character, Edna discovers, has some connection with the dead man,Quiet Maplewood in the summer of 1940 and all these characters maneuvered to be there As Edna investigates, she realizes that the answer to the murder lies in what happened in Hollywood.As George wisecracks his way through the story, Edna methodically examines the facts, determined to find the answer Opening night looms so does World War Two Edna, resolute, believes that justice needs to prevail in a world that is falling apart.
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  1. Mary Mack

    Set in Maplewood, NJ in 1940, Final Curtain by Ed Ifkovic is the third in a series that is narrated by playwright Edna Ferber Edna Ferber was an American Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and playwright Her work included So Big 1924 , Show Boat, Cimarron and Giant In this book Edna fulfills a life long dream of acting on the stage, with her George S Kaufmann who is usually her producer working as the director of a play, The Royal Family, that they wrote together in 1927 Evan Street, the young unde [...]

  2. Ann

    Here we go again Another book re imagining the life of a real person I am not a fan although this mystery featuring famous writer Edna Ferber is gracefully executed.When Net Galley offered me a review copy, I was tempted because the mystery takes place in Maplewood, New Jersey where Edna has agreed to take part in a professional summer stock production of her play written with George S Kaufman The Royal Family Edna is a charming amateur sleuth.Set in 1940, the author adds interesting historical [...]

  3. Lee

    I love a good mystery I discovered a new author I likery enjoyable reading It s also good to know that there are books with this same main character, Edna Ferber I like the setting of the theater, a lot of fun details about the day and how they did shows Also, very interesting mystery, which keeps me guessing all the way to the end about who did the murdering Very good development of characters and their relationshipsfascinating group of people I definitely recommend this bookd thanks to and th [...]

  4. Susan

    Although she s preoccupied by the war clouds gathering over Europe, famed author Edna Ferber has decided she ll appear in one of her own plays she s always been a frustrated actress But she will just do a week in the role in summer stock in Maplewood, NJ, to limit the damage if, indeed, she s a flop She meets a famous evangelist, Clorinda Roberts Tyler, who has her church and house nearby, all financed by her wealthy husband When an understudy in the cast is murdered, Clorinda s son Dakota comes [...]

  5. Peacejanz

    This is apparently the 5th book in the Edna Ferber mystery series It is a cute idea to use actual literary persons such as Edna Ferber in a novel The mystery is full, complex and believable Unfortunately, the author took too many pages to tell the story It is overwritten, with a strange emphasis on the rise of the Nazi party in Europe, and the coming WW II has nothing to do with the mystery There were descriptions of meaningless dialogue, an overabundance of name dropping, and just too many word [...]

  6. Amy

    Got this as a giveaway book Wonderful old style mystery I pictured Edna Ferber looking a lot like Angela Landsbury in Murder She Wrote I really enjoyed the reading and didn t solve the mystery until Edna did A mix of unusual characters and witty dialog that kept me from putting the book down until the last page Set in the 1940 s the author did a great job of recreating that time frame and making you feel like you were there I highly recommend it.

  7. Amy

    I ve enjoyed all of Ed Ifkovic s Edna Ferber mysteries And this newest one might just be the best of the series The voice of Edna is as witty and biting as usual, and I really enjoyed the banter between she and George S Kaufman The mystery element almost takes a back seat to Edna s wonderful quips It s rather sad that a literary figure that was once known the world over, is now largely forgotten Glad that Mr.Ifkovic has brought her name and legacy out of the shadows.

  8. Betty

    Edna Ferber always wanted to try acting so when she got the chance to act in a play she had actually co authored, she jumped at it Edna traveled to Maplewood, New Jersey for her debut as an actress and everything s coming together until an understudy is murdered Now Edna feels compelled to get to the bottom of the case With thanks to the publisher, Poisoned Pen Press, for my copy to read and review.

  9. Mark Meyer

    A great cozy with some very accurate historical facts I loved the development and the flow of this book Easy to get absorbed into the time period and I would definitely read another from the series as well as recommend this author to any mystery fan I received a free copy of this book via First Reads.

  10. Debbie Carnes

    I loved this book, I love the time period 1940 s, the characters and the setting.This book was a great who done it and I will be reading the rest of Ed Ifkovic s books

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