Book Reviews of A Knife at the Opera (Superintendent Bone)

A Knife at the Opera  (Superintendent Bone)
A Knife at the Opera - Superintendent Bone
Author: Susannah Stacey
ISBN-13: 9780671705084
ISBN-10: 0671705083
Pages: 198
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
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"A supertindent Bone Mystery that Kirkus Review calls, "A tneder, appealing story..."Unpretentious and credible in the best Agatha Christi tradition. Very British and very god... makes you ache for the last page, says Yorkshire Post. "The adroit mix of high comedy, tension and sensitivity... holds the reader inthrall and virtually assures the success of the author's planned series." stayes Publishers Weekly. "The authors avoid genre jargon and maintain a distinctly English tone... there's pleasure in the sound of this new voice... cheeky & proud of it."
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No rest for the wicked... -- Backstage at the Tunbridge Wells girls' school production of The Beggar's Opera, all was bedlam. Miss Claire "Sugar Plum" Fairlie, the English teacher, was nowhere to be found, and her big number was coming up. It wasn't until after the show -- saved by a student's smashing last-minute performance -- that the pretty and ambitious teacher was located in the Domestic Science room. A knife had been plunged with some force into her back, and death had been mercifully swift.

Perhaps the murderer did not know that the audience included Superintendent R. D. Bone, proud father of one of the chorus -- or perhaps the culprit was too brazen to care. From spurned lovers to jealous colleagues to cast-off teacher's pets, Bone must make his careful way through a maze of suspects, aware that nothing is more dangerous than a killer who has already tasted blood...