While attending an amateur production of Amadeus to watch his wife, Joyce’s performance, Chief Inspector Barnaby witnesses the gruesome, all-too realistic murder of an actor on stage, after the tape applied to blunt the razor blade used to slit his character’s throat is removed, revealing the lethal blade.

As he investigates the shocking crime, Barnaby unearths a whole host of dark passions and resentments nestling beneath the surviving cast’s genial facade.


Read the book and watched the Midsomer Murders episode :o)