HOME

alerts

book

BOOK CLUB PICKS

ABOUT

SUBMISSIONS

BOOKS

audio

available

Margaret Dumas lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she reads and writes books when she isn’t watching old movies.

margaret

DUMAS

MURDER AT THE PALACE (#1)

humorous mysteries, amateur sleuths, cozy, paranormal

Movie Palace Mysteries

Welcome to the Palace movie theater! Now Showing: Philandering husbands, ghostly sidekicks, and a murder or two. When Nora Paige’s movie-star husband leaves her for his latest co-star, she flees Hollywood to take refuge in San Francisco at the Palace, a historic movie theater that shows the classic films she loves. There she finds a band of misfit film buffs who care about movies (almost) as much as she does. She also finds some shady financial dealings and the body of a murdered stranger. Oh, and then there’s Trixie, the lively ghost of a 1930’s usherette who appears only to Nora. With the help of her new ghostly friend, can Nora catch the killer before there’s another murder at the Palace?

USA TODAY BESTSELLER

Award Mention Here

"Edgy enough to push a timeworn formula from the basement up to the balcony. Dumas adds just enough zany to her mix to have readers lining up for more." - Kirkus Reviews

Agatha Award Winner