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Cue the Dead Guy (Polly Deacon Mystery #2)

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In the sequel to Down in the Dumps, Polly finds herself touring as set and puppet designer for a small rural theatre company. When the stage manager mysteriously fails to appear for the first rehearsal, Polly has to step in and do the job. The full-time employment is welcome, but the work is hell. Dealing with a cast of viciously feuding actors, a mysterious practical joke ...more
Paperback, 312 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Napoleon and Co (first published January 1st 1999)
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Okay! This was a nice light, fluffy read with a fair bit of humour making it an enjoyable book to read following Jon Redfern's excellent but much grittier and more serious "The Boy Must Die". I didn't find it quite as humorous as book 1 in this series but it sure is a lot of fun having all the truly Canadian jibes at many of our supposed icons. These books have just about everything you expect to find in a cozy mystery like a small town, an amateur sleuth who constantly annoys the rather incompe ...more
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Aka Mel Malton

H. Mel Malton was born in England and emigrated with her family to Canada in the 1960s. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and her first mystery novel, Down in the Dumps was short-listed for an Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Crime Novel. Her first young adult series, The Alan Nearing Mysteries, began with The Drowned Violin, and was followed by Pioneer Poltergeist. She li
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Polly Deacon Mystery (4 books)
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