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Murder at the Theatre Royale
Murder at the Theatre Royale

Murder at the Theatre Royale


A Christmas Mystery


256 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.99 (US $19.99)

Publication Date: September 2023

ISBN 9781529115314

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Sep 2023)

Price: $19.99


Murder stalks a touring stage production of A Christmas Carol in this 1930s-set festive mystery

Christmas 1935 at London's Theatre Royale and the drama has turned deadly...

December 1935. Director Chester Harrison's production of A Christmas Carol has had a troubled run on its tour of regional theatres. With tensions amongst the cast running high, the company reach their final stop - London's Theatre Royale - a few days before Christmas. Catastrophe, however, strikes on opening night: 'Scrooge' dies on stage, seemingly due to a heart attack. But the show must go on. Until, that is, an old rival of Chester's is murdered in a dressing room. Are those associated with the production being picked off one by one? Journalist Daphne King is determined to reveal the truth...

Readers love Ada Moncrieff's Christmas mysteries:

'A cozy murder mystery with the added charm of a Christmas setting. What more could a reader want?!'

'Brilliant...full of twists and turns'
'A modern rival to Agatha Christie'
A new festive favorite'
'A jolly romp through murder, mystery and mayhem'


"If you're a fan of historical mysteries, then Murder Most Festive should be at the top of your to-read list" ― Cultured Vultures on Murder Most Festive

"A lovely stocking-filler for theatre and murder mystery enthusiasts."Tablet

"Theatrical festive escapism for fans of the golden age who like their crime set firmly in that time." ― The Times

Author Biography

Ada Moncrieff is the author of Murder Most Festive and Murder at the Theatre Royale. She lives and works in London.