Covey Center’s MURDER BY THE BOOK falls short

PROVO — Murder by the Book, written by Duncan Greenwood and Robert King, directed by Reese Purser and performed at the Covey Center for the Arts in Provo, might have been a funny and surprising show but ultimately needed an abridged script and more time in rehearsal.  The show is a new take on a classic murder mystery. When murder mystery novelist Selwyn Piper is murdered by his wife Imogen, for his large life insurance policy, she tried to frame his young new secretary Christine. The entire show takes place in one night as Christine, who finds his body,...

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