The Jocelyn O'Roarke Mysteries
In the fifth book of the Jocelyn O’Roarke series, when the lead actress in a collegiate production of A Winter’s Tale dies, Jocelyn takes on a lot more than just a role
Tessa Grant was one of Jocelyn “Josh” O’Roarke’s greatest heroes. She was Josh’s mentor in school and a continued inspiration throughout her career. When Tessa’s death from an apparent heart attack leaves her production of A Winter’s Tale at Josh’s alma mater without a Queen Hermione, Josh jumps at the opportunity to help out, taking over the role. But when she arrives at the school, Josh finds a journal among Tessa’s possessions with something major to say: Her death was no mere heart attack. Now determined to solve the case, Josh runs into Frankie Mauro, her old roommate, and Phillip Gerrard, her old flame. With their help, she must navigate the labyrinthine world of backstage politics, not only to find the killer, but also to convince the world that her mentor’s death was actually murder. The Queen Is Dead is the fifth book in the Jocelyn O’Roarke mystery series, which begins with Murder on Cue and First Hit of the Season.
In the final book of the Jocelyn O’Roarke series, a middle-aged actor falls to his death during a preview night under mysterious circumstances, and it’s up to Jocelyn to find the culprit
In theater, the actors who play Peter Pan are young, sprightly, and almost always female. So you can imagine the surprise of actress and sometimes-detective Jocelyn “Josh” O’Roarke when middle-aged director Rich Rafelson decides to step into the harness of the boy who never wanted to grow up for a regional production of Peter Pan. Even more surprising is Rich’s sudden death, caused by a fall from the stage during an ill-advised curtain call. Josh’s friends who had been in charge of the harness and stage carpentry are now prime suspects, and she has to clear their names. Complicating things are rival former lovers battling not only for Josh’s affections, but for the resolution to the case. But as Josh gets closer to the truth, a fairy tale ending seems ever farther away . . . Who Dropped Peter Pan? is the sixth and final book in the Jocelyn O’Roarke mystery series, which begins with Murder on Cue and First Hit of the Season.