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Never Thwart a Thespian (Leigh Koslow Mystery #8)

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New in 2014 -- The 8th installment in the Kindle-bestselling Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series!

This curtain is going up…
No matter what else goes down.

Leigh’s intrepid Aunt Bess has decided that an abandoned building in the small Pittsburgh borough of West View would make the perfect theater for her troupe of local thespians, and when Bess sets her mind to something, it g
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published May 15th 2014 by Edie Claire
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Kat Lebo
Feb 25, 2015 Kat Lebo rated it liked it
Never Thwart a Thespian, a Leigh Koslow mystery
by Edie Claire

This is the 8th novel in this series. The series began with Leigh as a single woman, and now, 8 volumes later, she has children (middle school aged, no less). Pretty fast progression.

I'll admit that I liked the earlier novels better than this episode. With Leigh's children growing up and taking prominent roles in the books, her mother, her husband, her two aunts, her adult cousin and her children, her best friend -- plus the other cha
Joey Paul
Jun 27, 2014 Joey Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
NEVER THWART A THESPIAN is the eighth book in the Leigh Koslow series and once again Edie Claire has proven to be an excellent writer with the skills to craft a plot of murder, mayhem and intrigue that will keep you turning the pages until you reach the end and find out the big answers. When Leigh's aunt bugs a man to buy an old, derelict building for the use of her acting group, there are many rumours of the owners' past who have met an unfortunate end. With Leigh's ability to find a dead body, ...more
Kay (Brigidsmomma) Compton
This was excellent. An old church with a sordid past is given new life when Leigh's Aunt Bess decides it is the perfect venue for her local thespian troupe to turn into a theatre. They want to offer a cultural experience to the good folks in their local community, and they have their work cut out for them as the place is a real mess. Not only that, but there are an odd assortment of dead bodies associated with the building, and Leigh's propensity for finding bodies is working overtime on this ...more
Aug 24, 2015 Melody rated it it was amazing
I love this series. Poor Leigh has a penchant for finding dead bodies. When her Aunt Bess gets to rent a building for her theatre group to use Leigh is willing to help out but the building gives her the creeps. The building has a checkered past of course, originally a church it was sold after a mans body was found murdered laid out on the alter. Then a few years later it was a proposed strip club but the owner disappeared into thin air one night avoiding his creditors. But did he really? A long ...more
Mar 13, 2015 Rosemarie rated it really liked it
Another excellent novel in the Leigh Koslow mystery series, providing a suspenseful read that kept me up past my bedtime! Along with the murder and mayhem one comes to expect from a Leigh Koslow mystery, there were also supernatural twists woven into the plot. When I reached the end of the novel, I was sad to see that this was the last one published. HOWEVER....Edie Claire has written a ninth novel in the series that is scheduled to be released this year! I can't wait.
Jul 01, 2014 Trisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
2014-07-01. I really enjoyed this one. Leigh is definitely getting less uptight. Allison is really getting into the mystery solving. I couldn't believe Leigh and Warren actually allowed her to do research for it but liked that. The theater bit was lots of fun. Very fun with multiple potential suspects and interesting characters.
Sarah Schattman
Apr 25, 2016 Sarah Schattman rated it really liked it
Never pass on an Edie Claire novel

The adventures of Leigh Koslow are always a treat. Fortunately her stock of characters from the Koslow clan don't get bumped off, so no weepy moments. Just a reasonably cheerful neighborhood murder mystery.
Linda Bendiksen
Jan 06, 2015 Linda Bendiksen rated it liked it
I like Edie. She is consistent. I didn't like this one quite as much as the earlier ones in the series, but it was fun!
Dawn Price
May 30, 2014 Dawn Price rated it it was amazing
Great read.

The whole series has been funny, entertaining and a twist of mystery. Can't wait till the next book comes out to see what mystery Leigh finds her self into.

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Never Thwart a Thespian

Another great read by Edie Claire. Leigh Koslow falls into yet another mystery that keeps you guessing until the very end!
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No matter the genre, USA-Today bestselling novelist and playwright Edie Claire strives to infuse all her writing with both warmth and humor. Her family-friendly Leigh Koslow cozy mystery series, a favorite of animal lovers that was originally published in 1999, was reborn in 2012 to become a Kindle Top-10 bestseller. Her romantic novels range from women’s fiction with romantic elements to a blend ...more
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