A DEADLY THEATRICAL WHODUNIT COMES TO LIFE... 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.
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MISS MARPLE, POIROT, AND AGATHA THE BOOKSTORE CAT.... 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.
This is #3 in Death On Demand series.