Curtain Call at the Seaview Hotel is the second in a series of fun and warm crimes that take place in the city. He sees a troupe of actors arrive to rehearse a play that he hopes will save a much-loved local theater inspired by futuristic theater.
However, the first lady is a diva, the playwright is very nervous and the tension in the troupe is high. When one of the actors is found dead on the beach in South Bay, hotel owner Helen Dexter and her rescue greyhound Suki set out to solve the crime.
But just when Helen thinks things can’t get any worse after her guest’s murder, the hotel inspector arrives.
Author Glenda is from Sunderland and has a love affair with Scarborough having spent many happy holidays here as a child. She loves Scarborough so much that she got married at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.
Glenda said: “It was an honor to be able to host my book launch in the beautiful gardens of Shuttleworth. It was a really special event and a lot of people were there. Scarborough Waterstones sold books there which I gladly signed.
“We had delicious bites from Eat Me Café and live music from Annie Potter. There was also a charity raffle for people to try their luck at winning free books and rock candy.
“All donations went to Dog AID (Disability Assistance). This is a charity close to my heart as my lifelong friend Lynn has her own service dogs and helps train companion dogs for that they also become service dogs.
“We were lucky that the sun shone all day, highlighting the gardens at Shuttleworth. It was a fantastic day and a great event. I would like to thank Gemma Alexander of the South Cliff Gardens Project for all her hard work in organizing and promoting the book launch.
Glenda’s first cozy crime in Scarborough, Murder at the Seaview Hotel features a gang of 12 Elvis impersonators – called Twelvis – and one is found dead with his blue suede shoes stolen. Scarborough’s own Elvis, Tony Skingle, assisted Glenda in her research into the world of Elvis tribute acts.
Glenda’s crime series Scarborough has been shortlisted at this year’s Dead Good Reader Awards in the New Kid on the Block category for Best New Crime Series.
They were up against Richard Osman and Val McDermid for the prize which was awarded at this year’s Theakstons Crime festival in Harrogate. Richard Osman won for his Thursday Murder Club series and Glenda said it was an honor to be on the shortlist.
Glenda has just finished writing the third cozy crime set in Scarborough. Foul Play at the Seaview Hotel will be released in 2023 by Headline.
A murderer is playing a murderous game when a team of obsessively crazy golfers arrive to compete in a tournament. The captain of the team aims to win by fair means or foul, then the captain of the rival team is murdered.