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The Queen Is Dead

The Jocelyn O'Roarke Mysteries, Book 5

by Jane Dentinger
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.

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ABOUT Jane Dentinger

  • BIOGRAPHY

    Jane Dentinger was born and raised in Rochester, New York. She graduated magna cum laude from Ithaca College with a BFA in theatre, then moved to Manhattan, where she still resides. After making her stage debut in Joe Papp’s production of Pericles at the Delacorte Theatre, she acted off Broadway in All My Sons at the Roundabout Theatre and in Jack Heifner’s Vanities for ages.

    By the time Vanities finally closed, there were a lot of people she wanted to kill, and hence, she wrote her debut mystery, Murder on Cue, on a grant of sorts from the New York State Department of Labor. It was the first of six novels featuring actress Jocelyn O’Roarke, whom the New Yorker dubbed “an artsy Philip Marlowe.”

    While writing her novels, Dentinger managed Murder Ink, the preeminent mystery bookstore in New York City, for eight years. In October of 1999, Dentinger became senior editor of the Mystery Guild Book Club. In 2005, she was made editor in chief, a position she held until December, 2013.  

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