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Something Wicked

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Something Wicked

By Carolyn Hart

Bantam, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780553272222, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1988

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Description
Everyone--including mystery bookstore owner Annie Laurance--loves Arsenic and Old Lace.But something wicked is poisoned a local summer stock production as cast members stab each other in the back and props are sabotaged.Worst of all, the star, aging Hollywood beach-blanket hunk Shane Petree, butchers his lines--while getting top billing in bed with wives and teenage daughters around town.No wonder somebody wants to draw his final curtain.With a little help from Miss Marple, Poirot, and Agatha the Bookstore Cat, a pompous prosecutor tries to pin a murder on Max, Annie's own leading man.Unless Annie can prove her darling's innocence, their wedding date's off Invoking the tried-and-true methods of her favorite literary sleuths, Annie snoops around the greasepaint and glitter of the show-stopper scene if she doesn't watch it, because theatrical murderers never play fair.
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