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Death of a hollow man / Caroline Graham.

By: Graham, Caroline, 1931- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Graham, Caroline, Chief Inspector Barnaby: book 2.Publisher: London : Headline, 2007Description: 339 p. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780755342167.Subject(s): Barnaby, Chief Inspector (Fictitious character) -- Fiction | Police -- England -- FictionGenre/Form: Detective and mystery stories.DDC classification: 823.914 Summary: Suspense fiction. Backstage at the Causton Amateur Dramatic Society's production of Amadeus, nerves are fraying.On top of the fractious cast hierarchy imposed by Harold Winstanley, director and would-be impresario,cast member Esslyn Carmichael suspects his wife is having an affair with the leading man. And where better to settle scores than the stage? On opening night, Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby attends, purely as a member of the audience. But when someone turns Esslyn's final grand gesture into a very gruesome coup de theatre, Barnaby suddeny finds himself centre stage.
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Backstage at the Causton Amateur Dramatic Society's production of Amadeus, nerves are fraying. On top of the fractious cast hierarchy imposed by Harold Winstanley, director and would-be impresario, cast member Esslyn Carmichael suspects his wife is having an affair with the leading man. And where better to settle scores than the stage?<br> <br> On opening night, Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby attends, purely as a member of the audience. But when someone turns Esslyn's final grand gesture into a very gruesome coup de theatre, Barnaby suddeny finds himself centre stage...

"First published in 1989 by Century Hutchinson".

Suspense fiction. Backstage at the Causton Amateur Dramatic Society's production of Amadeus, nerves are fraying.On top of the fractious cast hierarchy imposed by Harold Winstanley, director and would-be impresario,cast member Esslyn Carmichael suspects his wife is having an affair with the leading man. And where better to settle scores than the stage? On opening night, Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby attends, purely as a member of the audience. But when someone turns Esslyn's final grand gesture into a very gruesome coup de theatre, Barnaby suddeny finds himself centre stage.

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The Causton Amateur Dramatic Society's production of Amadeus provides ample grist for Graham's delightful rumor mill. Immersed in their roles, various idiosyncratic participants in the play amuse themselves with gossip, posturing, cruel jokes, and, finally, murder. Given an insider's advantage because of his wife's involvement, Detective Inspector Barnaby ( The Killings at Badger's Drift, LJ 1/88), witnesses the staged ``murder'' and thus gains a head start with his investigation. The British author achieves her purpose with a fine cutting edge--detailed, witty, and observant--that slides the action along well-oiled tracks. Don't miss this. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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