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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.

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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.

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Book is damaged

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

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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 ...

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captivating book.

loved it. A real page turner.
I wish I read the books in order.
can't wait for the next book by Lovsey.

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just barely 4 stars

This is a very good series, with an excellent narrator, but there have been better books in the series.

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Murder in the Theatre

An accidental or intentional disfigurement of the leading lady on the opening night sets in motion a series of murders. So many suspects, and, the murderer is someone not on anyone's radar. Diamond discovers the truth at the very last moment. This is a great mystery with interesting characters and a look into theatre life.

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Witty and so well-written

The characters are such fun and the writing so adept that I didn’t even care that much about the murder mystery, I just didn’t want the book to end. I am hooked on Peter Lovesy now.

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Nail Biting Ending!!

This story was slow in starting and the “supernatural/superstitious” angle nearly stopped me from listening any further but it moved on from there. I has absolutely no clue what was happening right up to the end but did figure out who the killer was before the reveal. Another great who done with heart pounding drama at the end. And.. once again... can’t say enough about Simon Prebble!

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Aha!

I thought so... I had a feeling who the dastardly bloke was. and my hunch was right!! still a fun ride.