Deadly Murder

Nominated for a 2008 Edgar Award, DEADLY MURDER (aka DEADLY GAME or IF/THEN) is a 3-character thriller in the tradition of SLEUTH and DEATHTRAP. Camille Dargus is a successful New York jewelry designer with a roster of high-end clients, a glamorous loft in Soho, and a weakness for handsome young men. One night, at a boring society function, she picks up Billy, one of the waiters, and brings him home. But there’s more to Billy than meets the eye, and before long she’s summoned her security guard, Ted, to get him out of her apartment. And so begins a game of cat-and-mouse involving a mysterious jewel, reversals, crosses and double-crosses, murder, and a devastating journey into the past that Camille has tried to leave behind.

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“A challenging puzzle that draws us closer and happily keeps us on the edge of our seats. A madcap journey of intrigue and duplicity and … occasional wry hilarity.”
Holly Johnson, The Oregonian


“A nerve shredding, intricately plotted thriller, full of twists, turns and double crosses… A refreshingly
modern thriller.”
Worthing Herald
“Witty and macabre.”
This Is Gloucestershire

“Masterly. Thrilling.”
Eastbourne Herald
“Edgy and fast-paced”
“Crackling tension.”
Above: Ty Boice and Adrienne Flagg in the Lakewood Center for the Arts Production. Right: James Le Feuvre and Amanda Osborne in the Vienna’s English Theatre production. Photo: Reinhard Reidinger.