Mystery author Beth Groundwater writes the Claire Hanover gift basket designer series (A REAL BASKET CASE, 2007 Best First Novel Agatha Award finalist, TO HELL IN A HANDBASKET, 2009, and A BASKET OF TROUBLE, 2013) and the RM Outdoor Adventures series starring river ranger Mandy Tanner (DEADLY CURRENTS, 2011, an Amazon bestseller, WICKED EDDIES, 2012, finalist for the Rocky Award, and FATAL DESCENT, 2013). Beth lives in Colorado, enjoys its outdoor activities, and loves talking to book clubs.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
A Rolicking Good Time at Adams Mystery Playhouse!
Thursday evening, my hubby and I joined 28 other stalwart sleuths from the Rocky Mountain chapter of Mystery Writers of America for our holiday party at the Adams Mystery Playhouse, complete with dinner and a mystery play (http://www.adamsmysteryplayhouse.com/). The play was "Death for Dinner." It included a police detective who sounded like a cross between Borat and Inspector Clouseau and who had the audience in stitches with his impromptu asides. Our table was one of three who correctly identified the killer at the end of the evening, so I'm feeling pretty smug.
The whole mystery dinner theater event was a heck of a lot of fun, complete with a conga line and audience members brought up on the stage to dance with the actors. I laughed until my sides hurt, and laughter is indeed the best medicine for whatever ails you. Suspense and romance author Colleen Collins made a great strumpet suspect, mystery author Christine Goff was making sure not to get her fingerprints on the evidence, and mystery short story author R.T. Lawton's lap got a lot of use. A good time was had by all! Now I'm off to shop for some of that blood-red vodka the bartender was mixing drinks with...
Posted by Beth Groundwater at 3:19 PM
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Looks and sounds like a lot of fun, Beth. BTW, I need a permalink to your view site of my character interview. Thanks!
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