The most dramatic anthology yet from expert Martin Edwards, featuring a selection of big names and lesser-known rare stories, with tales from the theatre, from dancing halls, the opera and backstage.
“… and what a motive! Murder to save one’s artistic soul… who’d believe that?”
Behind the stage lights and word-perfect soliloquies, sinister secrets are lurking in the wings. The mysteries in this collection reveal the dark side to theatre and performing arts: a world of backstage dealings, where unscrupulous actors risk everything to land a starring role, costumed figures lead to mistaken identities, and on-stage deaths begin to look a little too convincing. . .
This expertly curated thespian anthology features fourteen stories from giants of the classic crime genre such as Dorothy L. Sayers, Julian Symons and Ngaio Marsh, as well as firm favourites from the British Library Crime Classics series: Anthony Wynne, Christianna Brand, Bernard J. Farmer and many more.
Mysteries abound when a player’s fate hangs on a single performance, and opening night may very well be their last.
Publication date: 10/09/22
Author: Edited by Martin Edwards
Brand: British Library Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 190 x 130 mm
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