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Publisher's Summary

Pop diva Clarion Calhoun has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath's Theatre Royal production of I Am a Camera. But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she's pulled out of character as she screams and claws at her face. When tainted stage makeup is found to have caused the disfiguring burn, fingers point to her makeup artist. Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeup artist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage. As Diamond digs deeper, he uncovers rivalries among the cast and crew and is forced to confront his own mysterious and deep-seated phobia to find the killer.

©2011 Peter Lovesey (P)2011 AudioGO

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Excellent Plot With Many Surprises

If you enjoy "golden age" style mysteries, this will be right up your alley. The story has twists and turns. I was completely surprised by the solution. I read many of the Peter Diamond novels when they were first published in the 1990's and enjoyed all of them.

I noticed than some reviewers mentioned problems playing this audio book. I listened to them on a four year old Kindle and experienced no difficulties.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A must listen or read mystery fans

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, so many characters and a super suprise ending. Peter Lovesey keeps you on edge because you never know which way the plot will turn.

What does Simon Prebble bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Prebble does an excellent job of bringing Peter Diamond to life. Now when I read Peter Diamond mysteries I hear his voice.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

my basic reaction to the end was OMG!!! I didn't see that coming.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • victoria
  • New York, NY, United States
  • 12-19-12

Book is damaged

Starts out fine, then freezes my iPod. Too bad -- it sounds like a good book.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Ml
  • 10-11-11

This book is damaged

Audible says it's fine, but it isn't. Downloaded multiple times in different formats. Very frustrating, e.g., " ... just when she Chapter 2 ...

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Ending a surprise

You get a stella read by Simon Prebble and a deep look into most of the main players. I really did enjoy this mystery and will read another in this series soon.+

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Dragged

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story seemed to drag in many places.

Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

Diamond was the best character.

Do you think Stagestruck needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

A follow-up to Stagestruck is not needed unless readers are sleep deprived.