Despite the havoc wrought by a tornado ripping through the town of Oliver, Indiana, the stage is set for the local theater production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Ruddigore. But opening night is murder. Joan Spencer, working up a sweat with her bow arm in the orchestra pit, didn't see a thing. No one did. The victim, judge David Putnam -- playing a ghost in a picture frame -- was in semidarkness awaiting his cue before he became too dead to hear it. Who wanted the good judge dead? Was it vengeance for a court matter or something far more personal? Local detective Fred Lundquist and his lady love Joan discover the sparse trail has a surprise twist -- with a vengeful killer waiting at the end.
This Worldwide Mystery paperback is in very good condition with light shelf cover wear.