Thursday, October 15, 2015

Book Beginning: The Patron Murders by Edwin Wilson


Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

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FRIDAY 56 TIE IN: The Friday 56 hosted by Freda's Voice is a natural tie in with this event, so many people combine the two. The idea is to post a teaser from page 56 of the book you are reading and share a link to your post. Find details and the Linky for your Friday 56 post on Freda’s Voice.



For an actor appearing in a new play, the most exciting time is the opening night, plus, if you are lucky, the day or two after, when the reviews and congratulations roll in. That’s what everyone assumes.

-- The Patron Murders by Edwin Wilson.

The debut mystery by former theater critic, Edwin Wilson, finds stage actor and amateur sleuth, Matt Johanssen, stepping in to help the NYPD figure out why New York art and theater patrons are dying in macabre ways.


  1. Sounds good! Thanks for hosting...and sharing.

  2. Hi Gilion,

    Thanks for hosting BBOF and for generously sharing your space with Freda's Friday 56. I didn't realise until it was too late this week, but in future I shall be only happy to combine the two posts :)

    I do love a good murder / mystery and whilst the opeing line is quite compelling, I really can't decide if it is one for me, or not. I think I would like to see a few more reviews first, before deciding.

    When I managed to find a larger version of the book's cover, I realised just how imposing the artwork was, although it is such a shame that the title words obscure so much of it.

    'Happy Reading' and have a good weekend :)


  3. Might be a good one! I love theatre and I love mysteries!

  4. This sounds pretty good and I love a good murder mystery!

  5. Does the murder occur in a theater or is the main character an actor?

  6. This sounds like a good one for the season. :)

  7. I'm a mystery lover and would probably read more of thus book.

  8. This looks very good. Already the author has planted the seed for mystery. :)
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  9. This sounds good! I love mysteries and the theater aspect sounds great!

  10. I like books by industry insiders. That's what makes so many cozy mysteries good. Thanks for hosting us every week!

  11. Sounds like the author has a lot of insight into the theater scene. That should make for an interesting book and one I'd enjoy.
    Thank you for hosting Book Beginnings.

  12. This murder mystery sounds like something I would really enjoy.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    ENJOY, and have a great weekend.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

  13. Ooo it makes me curious! It's that last line "everyone assumes"! I'd read on :) Great BB!
    Have a great day,
    Amy x

  14. Hi Gillon,
    Sounds very intriguing. I would keep reading.
    Have a great day!

  15. Don't know this book is for me, but hope you love it!
    Thanks for adding The Friday 56 to your post. Happy weekend!

  16. Ed wilson's fine novel, The Patron Murders is an incredibly absorbing page turner. The basic premise is actualized in a way that only someone with in intimate understanding of the Theater world could accomplish. A remarkable book!

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  17. Thanks for hosting! This looks like fun, and I will definitely join sometime in the future!

  18. Mr. Wilson has woven a first rate mystery with believable characters amidst NYC 's cultural environment. His vivid descriptions of the area made me feel like a participant.

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