London: Gollancz, 1982. First Edition. First Impression. Octavo (20.5cm); red paper covered boards titled in gilt on spine; yellow dustjacket; 160pp. Minor spot of soil to the right edge of textblock, else Fine. The dustjacket has been priced clipped, else Fine.
Eighth entry in the Charles Paris series. "This time as understudy to the lead in a West End play, Charles Paris's thespian and detective skills are called upon once again when the lead is shot dead on stage on the opening night. The suspects range from a jealous wife to a bitter actor who lost his part, from the playwright who heard his beautiful lines twisted to the director who saw his work ruined." (from google books) HUBIN, suppplement, p.14.