Beautiful Troy Alleyn, artist wife of Inspector Alleyn, had been warned about the famed old Shakespearean actor and his eccentric household. But she was not prepared for their acts of malice and mischief. Now Sir Henry is dead, after a large and lethal birthday dinner of champagne and crayfish--and after changing his will in favor of his glamorous young fiancee. And Troy was suddenly star witness in one of her husband's most sensational cases to determine which of the flamboyant characters brought down the final curtain and turned a drawing room farce into tragedy.
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Published for the Crime Club by Collins: London, 1947.