EXTENDED *AGAIN* Thru August 14th "The Detective's Wife": Makings of a Bestselling Mystery

 

   
    

Barbara Robertson as Alice Conroy in Writers' Theatre's "The Detective's Wife", by Keith Huff and directed by Gary Griffin

   
Writers' Theatre presents
  
  
The Detective's Wife
  
  
Written by Keith Huff 
Directed by Gary Griffin  
at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon, Glencoe (map
EXTENDED thru August 7th |  tickets: $60  |  more info

Reviewed by Katy Walsh

A widow is silenced by her husband's murder.  She isn't so much an unwilling participant in a hush-up, but more like, the tragic circumstances have rendered her speechless.  She has lost her voice!  As she starts poking around for answers to solve the mystery, her kids start to believe that she has lost her mind too. Writers' Theatrepresents the world premiere of The Detective's Wife. A police officer reopens a 1988 case for investigation.  He's fatally shot. An avid mystery reader, his wife is determined to find his killer.  Agnes has devoured enough sleuth novels to proudly wear a badge of courage.  She starts snooping around the police station, computer files and homicide scene.  Her dead husband speaks to her with cryptic clues. She is obsessed! Her son, daughter, and doctor all prescribe a little rest and lots of medication.  Her compliance blurs the lines of fiction and biographical. The Detective's Wife entertains with a thrilling zest to crack the case of the framer's Barbara Robertson as Alice Conroy in Writers' Theatre's "The Detective's Wife", by Keith Huff and directed by Gary Griffinhusband.

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