The residents of Broward Rock are putting on a play to save their local theater. Someone is playing silly planks and no one knows why. Than one of the players is shot during a rehersal and Max is singled out as the murderer. Annie knows it is not Max and sets out to prove that someone else did the deed. Very good story
From back of book:
Everyone--including mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance--loves Arsenic and Old Lace. But something wicked is poisoning a local summer stock production as cast members stab each other in the back and props are sabotaged. Worst of all, the star, aging Hollywood beach-blanket hunk Shane Petree, butchers his lines--while getting top billing in bed with wives and teenage daughters around town. No wonder somebody wants to draw his final curtain.
A pompous prosecutor tries to pin a murder on Max. Annie's own leading man. Unless Annie can prove her Darling's innocence, their wedding date's off! Invoking the tried-and-true methods of her favorite literary sleuths. Annie snoops around the greasepaint and glitter of the Arsenic cast's backstage life. She'll be next to star in a knock-em-dead showstopper scene if she doesn't watch it, because theatrical murderers never play fair.
Loved this story, the characters are building all the time. Looking forward to the ones to follow, especially the marriage of Annie and Max Darling.
Another interesting book from Carolyn Hart's series, "Death on Demand", and very good. I was delighted to pick up this book (one I had not read). It is published 1988 and although worn, it is in good condition and must have traveled many miles in 23 years. The story is good and kept me guessing "who did it" until the very end. Annie and Max are fun characters to go through a murder mystery with. Enjoy.....
Very good Death on Demand Series. Highly recommend it!
Has a small piece of the back cover missing!On bottom. Otherwise it's a new book.
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