A night at the theatre is interrupted by a bizarre and mysterious on-stage death
Running late to the Hinkler gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher meets some thugs in a dark alley and handles them convincingly before they can ruin her silver dress. Phryne then finds that she has rescued a gorgeous Chinese, Lin Chung, and his grandmother, and is briefly mistaken for a deity.
Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre. But it’s an unexpected evening as her night is again interrupted by a most bizarre death onstage.
What links can Phryne possibly find between the ridiculously entertaining plot of Ruddigore, the Chinese community of Little Bourke St or the actors treading the boards of His Majesty’s Theatre?
Drawn backstage and onstage, Phryne must solve an old murder and find a new murderer – and, of course, banish the theatre’s ghost, who seems likely to kill again.
I enjoyed this edition to the Miss Phryne Fisher mysteries. This one is set within a theatre on the edge of China town, that has murder and ghosts!
As always well plotted, written, with plenty of twists and turns, to keep you turning the pages right till the end.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Poisoned Pen Press and downloaded via NetGalley.
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