Beautiful copy. This book was first printed in 1947, then 1975 and 1981. It is an interesting old time story. Gervase Fen has two corpses whose deaths seemed linked in a mysterious manner. The first was the remains of Edwin Shorthouse, the most feared, hated and uncooperative member of the cast. The second, a junior singer in the chorus and aspiring opera-composer, was a married man of just two days. The author Edmund Crispin was an interesting man a combined crime writer and a composer and a cat lover.