Books Read in 2021

Murder on the Orpheum Circuit by Jim Brochu
Jim Brochu has written his first murder mystery, set in turn of the 20th century vaudeville.  Like Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express," everybody has a  reason and an opportunity to murder Frank.  The characters are all at the early part of their careers, which is why Jack Benny turns out to be the guy who figures out the real killer.  The group are a mixture of fictional characters and real characters, perhaps with their original names, which will be changed as they become famous.  Also there is a big  Surprise at the end of the book but you have to be a real movie buff to recognize it.

Murder mystery may not be Jim's best genre, but he's such a fun writer that this keeps you reading.


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