Remi Sandri in
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club
(© Tim Fuller/Arizona Theatre Company)
Remi Sandri in
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club
(© Tim Fuller/Arizona Theatre Company)
New works by Jeffrey Hatcher and Ken Ludwig are nominated in the Best Play category for this year's Edgar Allan Poe Awards, to be presented by Mystery Writers of America at a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on April 26.

Hatcher's Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Suicide Club received its debut from the Arizona Theatre Company, in September of 2011. In the play, Holmes has joined some of Europe's most powerful men for a game of murder in a tale full of mystery, twists and chills.

Ludwig's play, The Game's Afoot, received its world premiere at Cleveland Play House in November of 2011. The murder mystery comedy centers on an acclaimed actor of the 1930s, William Gillette, who invites his Sherlock Holmes co-stars to his eccentric Connecticut mansion for a Christmas Eve celebration. When one of the guests is murdered, Gillette employs the persona of the master detective he's made famous on the stage.

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