Showstoppers (Emily Castles Mysteries)

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In this zany second outing for twenty-six-year-old amateur sleuth Emily Castles, Emily helps out at a local stage school run by her neighbour Victoria in London. As parents and prospective new pupils turn up at the end of term show - where prizes will be handed out by eccentric philosophy professor Dr. Muriel and famous romance novelist Morgana Blakely - Emily deals with a blackmail threat and two deaths, before teaming up with the guests of honour to try to prevent a massacre happening live on stage.

There are plenty of funny lines to keep you giggling as you race through this madcap story to discover whether Emily and her friends will triumph over disaster.

Readers of Alexander McCall Smith will enjoy discovering a new author in this entertaining British mystery series.

Chosen as a "Favorite Book of the Year" by Julie's Book Reviews.

This short mystery is a standalone story set in London. The Emily Castles mysteries can be read in any order, but if you'd like to read them in the order they were written and published, this is the chronology:

#1 Three Sisters (Emily Castles Mysteries)
#2 Showstoppers (Emily Castles Mysteries)
#3 Invitation to Die (Emily Castles Mysteries)
#4 Beyond Belief (Emily Castles Mysteries)
#5 Real Elves (Emily Castles Mysteries)

PRAISE FOR SHOWSTOPPERS
"It's a confection of intriguing characters and situations. The small details that season the story keep the reader turning the pages. The cleverly written story shows a deep understanding of human motivations and reactions, even as it reveals a sense of how ridiculous people can be. Dive in to 'Showstoppers' when you have time to relish every line. You'll be glad you did." Mary Beth Magee, Yahoo Voices

"Emily Castles is one character you cannot help but fall in love with!" Julie's Book Reviews

PRAISE FOR THE EMILY CASTLES MYSTERY SERIES
"I love Helen Smith's writing. Her brand of mystery, shot through with clever observational humour and the sharpest of wit, is something that's been missing from the genre for far too long." Alex Marwood, Edgar award winning author of The Wicked Girls

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Emily Castles is a twenty-six-year-old Londoner who lives in Brixton, south London, where I live. The London that you'll find in the Emily Castles Mysteries has familiar locations and landmarks. But it has a village feel that is typical in cozy mystery books (and not very typical of a big city like London): neighbors know each other and help each other out.

I started out reading Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Ngaio Marsh and Arthur Conan Doyle, and I go back to their stories time and again, both on the page and on TV and film. Miss Marple has to be one of my all-time favorite characters in a book! More recently, I have enjoyed mysteries written by Charlaine Harris, Alexander McCall Smith and M C Beaton.

With the Emily Castles Mysteries, I wanted to create stories that use some of the enduringly popular ingredients from the golden age of British crime writing. But I have set them in the present day, so there's a little grit mixed in with the fun. Emily herself, with her dimples and her dark brown hair, her sweet nature, her good humor and her love of solving mysteries, is partly based on my daughter, who is around the same age. Unlike my daughter, Emily will never get older... only a little wiser, perhaps, and a little more adept at sleuthing as the series develops.

Like all my books, the Emily Castles Mysteries feature strong, interesting female characters, and plenty of funny lines. But unlike the other books, there's no profanity. There are no drug references or sexual references. These are clean, comic mysteries that can be enjoyed by readers of any age. They're slightly camp and very British. They're not to be taken too seriously. I hope readers will enjoy them and keep coming back for more.

About the Author:

Helen Smith is a British novelist and playwright who lives in London. She is a member of the Crime Writers' Association and the Mystery Writers of America. Her books have reached number one on Amazon's bestseller lists in the US, UK, Germany and Canada and appeared in "best of the year" lists at For Books' Sake, The Cult Den, The Independent, and the Guardian. Helen Smith reached the top spot as America's most popular mystery author in July 2013. Her work has been optioned by the BBC.

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