POE: THE MUSICAL
Amber Quill Press
Rating: 3 Cups
Alias Hunter Knox is an out of work actor. When his friend wants him to help secure financing for his new musical based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, he is intrigued and agrees to help Alfie. The bizarre cast and the body they find under the stage add to the intrigue.
Frederick Gates is the owner of the Brandenburg Corporation, which specializes in litigation, and sues for the rights to things such as plays, books, and music. He becomes a leading character in the latest object of his lawsuit.
While on the rocky road to Broadway, the cast and crew of Poe: The Musical find themselves in the middle of a homicide case. Detective Church and Alias Hunter Knox work hard to solve the case, in spite of a slew of likely suspects.
This is a lively and entertaining spoof of the classic mystery. It has the most colorful and bizarre cast of characters of any book that I have ever read. From the multiple personality and multiple gender prop person, to the ingénue who has her own rainforest, it would be hard to pick out the strangest, although it very well may be Alias Hunter Knox, the man no one can remember after he leaves the room. The mystery is also well done with a satisfying ending.
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