Murder on Arrival

by  George Batson

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  4m, 3f

"Top Teaser Whodunnit." - The Star, London

The story concerns Jane Palmer, widowed young artist, who is involved in sinister happenings when she rents charming but lonely Brook Hollow. The cottage had been the scene of murder years before and Jane finds a new mystery when a corpus is discove…

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Murder on Arrival

by  George Batson

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller

Additional Info

The story concerns Jane Palmer, widowed young artist, who is involved in sinister happenings when she rents charming but lonely Brook Hollow. The cottage had been the scene of murder years before and Jane finds a new mystery when a corpus is discovered practically upon her arrival. Surrounded by uneasy neighbors numbering Kitty and Peter Collier and Fred, a former suitor, Jane soon finds reasons to suspect all of them. Events become more puzzling when Steve Taylor, handsome and just out of the army, arrives and declares he has been invited to come live at Brook Hollow by the mysterious slain man. Jane, too, is considered a suspect and is swiftly plunged into unexpected thrills, comedy and romance. At the end of the play in a terrifying climax she, at the risk of her own life, employs a strategy that cleverly exposes the killer.
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Reviews

"Top Teaser Whodunnit." - The Star, London

Considerations

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Setting: The living room of Jane Palmer's house in Brook Hollow, on the outskirts of a small town in northern New York. Spring.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

4m, 3f
MARLENE
FRED GRAVES
KITTY COLLIER
PETER COLLIER
JANE PALMER
WAGNER
STEVE TAYLOR
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

George Batson

George Batson

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