Time Out by Suzanne Trauth
Book 2: A Dodie O'Dell Mystery Series
Publisher: Lyrical Underground / Penguin Random House / Kensington
Publication Date: January 17, 2017
Format: Paperback - 240 pages
Kindle - 1191 KB
Nook - 967 KB
ISBN: 978-1601837226ASIN: B01EQ2N1W6
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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The amateur actors at the Etonville Little Theatre may be known for chewing the scenery, but restaurant manager Dodie O’Dell has something more appetizing for them to sink their teeth into. She’s been taking bows in her small New Jersey town for her theme menus, designed to complement the local productions. This fall, the community theatre is staging Arsenic and Old Lace, set in 1940s Brooklyn, so Dodie is serving up hot dogs, Italian ices, egg creams, and knishes at the weekend food festival.
All is going well until Antonio Digenza, the ex-Off-Off-Broadway director of the show, dies dramatically while noshing on a knish. As rumors of food poisoning quickly spread, Dodie scrambles to rescue the Windjammer restaurant’s reputation. But when clues point to foul play, she’s faced with a cast of suspects all auditioning for the part of DiGenza’s murderer. She’ll need to act fast to shine a spotlight on the killer—before it’s curtains for another victim . . .
My Book Review:
In Time Out, the second book in the Dodie O'Dell Mystery series, author Suzanne Trauth weaves an intriguing cozy mystery tale that easily draws the reader into following Windjammer restaurant manager Dodie O'Dell's latest amateur sleuth adventure. Dodie and best friend Lola Tripper, artistic director of the Etonville Little Theatre, try to uncover who murdered Antonio Digenza, visiting theater director, who died after eating a knish prepared by Windjammer restaurant. With rumors of food poisoning swirling around the town, Dodie is determined to find the killer and save the restaurant's reputation.
Rich in detail and vivid descriptions, the story takes place in the quaint small northern New Jersey town of Etonville, nestled in the shadow of New York City. This entertaining and fast-paced whodunit tale will keep you engaged as you turn the pages following along with Dodie's latest investigative adventure. You can't help but get caught up in the drama and calamity that ensues as Dodie and Lola try to solve the murder, while dealing with a zany mixture of restaurant, community theatre, and romance drama.
Time Out has a quirky cast of characters, and a wonderful balance of comedy, drama, secrets, intriguing twists and turns, clues, conspiracy theories, and a growing list of suspects that will keep you guessing and wanting more.
Time Out is an entertaining cozy murder mystery that will engage you to join in the crazy adventures and trials and tribulations that occur, while providing you with an intriguing mystery to solve.
RATING: 4 STARS
About The Author
Suzanne Trauth is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and a former university theatre professor. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Dramatists Guild. When she is not writing, Suzanne coaches actors and serves as a celebrant performing wedding ceremonies. She lives in Woodland Park, New Jersey.
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