Murder at the Theatre Royale

Murder at the Theatre Royale

The perfect murder mystery for Christmas 2022


It's Christmas at London's Theatre Royale and journalist Daphne King is determined to solve an extraordinary mystery...

December 1935. Director Monty Harrison's production of A Christmas Carol has had a troubled run on its tour of regional theatres. With tensions amongst the cast running high, the company reach their final stop - London's Theatre Royale.

Catastrophe, however, strikes on opening night: Scrooge dies on stage, the result (it is presumed) of a heart attack. But the show must go on. Until, that is, a leading theatre critic - and old rival of Monty's - is killed backstage. Are those associated with the production being picked off one by one? Budding journalist Daphne King takes up the case...

Readers love Ada Moncrieff's Christmas mysteries:

'Brilliant...full of twists and turns'

'A modern rival to Agatha Christie'

'A new festive favourite'

About the author

Ada Moncrieff

Ada Moncrieff was born in London and has lived in Madrid and Paris. She studied English at Cambridge University, and has worked in theatre, publishing and as a teacher. Murder Most Festive is her first novel.
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