Setting The Scene: Theatre As A Setting For A Mystery

by Deborah Ledford

Although I now write what I want to learn, I took the advice “Write what you know” to heart for my debut mystery, Staccato.
My first profession was that of a scenic artist and master carpenter for the stage and screen. I don’t get to the theatre much anymore, but in my dreams I still see the stunning renditions of lifelike landscapes or lush interiors painted on drops forty feet high and sixty feet wide, dead hung from a pipe and ready to be revealed in order to establish a scene.