By Carola Dunn
In March 1923, the Honourable Daisy Dalrymple takes a holiday from her writing to wait a functionality of Verdi's Requiem on the Albert corridor with Scotland Yard's Detective leader Inspector Alec Fletcher. The tickets are a present from Muriel Westlea, Daisy's neighbor and the sister of Bettina Westlea, who may be making a song the mezzo role.
What might be a delightful afternoon is readily disrupted whilst, through the functionality, Bettina falls lifeless on stage—killed via cyanide poisoning. whereas it truly is speedy made up our minds that Bettina's on-stage glass of liqueur used to be laced with the poison, researching the individual liable won't end up to be a simple task.
Bettina was once neither good beloved nor good behaved, and lots of of her colleagues, affiliates, or even her relatives had reliable cause to wish her lifeless. Daisy, made up our minds to aid Detective leader Inspector Fletcher no matter if he wishes aid or no longer, comes to a decision to do a little investigating on her personal. yet with such a lot of suspects, the assassin might move free...
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