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Matt Johanssen, a dedicated stage actor in his early fifties, is currently rehearsing a play soon to open on Broadway. Through the years Matt, in addition to his work in the theatre, has also anonymously assisted the NYPD in solving a number of crimes.

While he is in rehearsals, thirty blocks away a startling murder takes place at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where a trus
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Hardcover, 280 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by Prospecta Press (first published September 22nd 2015)
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Brooke Showalter (Brooke Blogs)
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***3.5 Stars***

The Patron Murders by Edwin Wilson is a book that intrigued me from the moment I read the blurb. Once I began reading the story, I was quickly pulled in to the world of theatre…and murder. Reading this book, you would not think it is the author’s first fiction novel. That was part of the reason I was excited to read The Patron Murders. It sounded like a good, solid story and I wanted to see if this new fiction story-teller could grab my
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Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this. IT was entertaining, informative and fun. I liked the perspective of the main character Matt and how he learned things.

the story starts as a murder at the MET and expands from there. At first you are wondering what is going on how does a murder at the MET relate to anything at the theatre and than it is slowly revealed to us. We get a nice build up of the story while learning about the theatre, patrons, and board of directors for different arts. You see how societal roles play into
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Megan | A Page to Turn
Feb 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
My Rating: 4

While this is not a book I'd pick up for myself off the shelf at the local Books A Million - it's one that was still entertaining, interesting and kept my attention. Edwin Wilson has a storied history in the New York Cultural scene, which made this book feel very authentic and expensive! His debut novel is one for the record books in the genre of mystery. I was at the edge of my seat until the very end, just waiting to see how things came together.

The main character, Matt, is this
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Terri M.
I was drawn to read The Patron Murders because of my love of New York City and the theatre. Mr. Wilson does a good job at displaying his knowledge about the theatre and the City throughout the book. It is obvious he knows the ins and outs of what it means to work in the industry and that makes The Patron Murders feel authentic.

I was intrigued by the main character, Matt Johanssen, and his history. There are hints throughout the book that Matt has assisted in solving other crimes, but no details
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As this is a murder novel, and I HATE spoiling books, I'm going to make this short and sweet.

First, let me say that even though I don't read all that many adult books, I'm pretty much a sucker for murder books and TV shows alike. I think my love for it was cultivated when I was eleven and I started watching Castle, and then came Rizzoli and Isles, The Mentalist, How To Get Away With Murder and a BUNCH of other AMAZING shows and books like the Snap
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Wow. This is a New York writer, all right. Everything that the rest of the world finds tiresome about NYC. It seems like everyone has to tell you their whole life story, to justify their existence. Flow of the tale is mired in too many back stories for too many names.
A tale works if the reader can get caught by a character or a situation or an event. After 40-odd pages and two murders, I still don't care.
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Author, teacher, critic, Edwin Wilson began his career as Assistant to the Producer for the Broadway play Big Fish, Little Fish, directed by John Gielgud, and the film Lord of the Flies, directed by Peter Brook. He produced plays off-Broadway and coproduced the Broadway play Agatha Sue, I Love You, directed by George Abbott. He also produced the film The Nashville Sound.

Educated at Vanderbilt, Edi
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