The Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher is at it again!
Running late to the Hinkler gala performance of Gilbert and Sullivan´s Ruddigore, Phryne Fisher confronts a gang of thugs and rescues a gorgeous Chinese man, Lin Chung, and his grandmother who mistakes her for a deity. Denying divinity but accepting cognac, she later continues safely to the theatre. But her evening takes yet another unexpected turn as a most bizarre death occurs onstage . . .
What links can Phryne possibly find between the ridiculously entertaining plot of Ruddigore, the city´s Chinese community, and the actors treading the boards of His Majesty´s Theatre? Drawn backstage and onstage, Phryne must solve an old murder and find a new murderer, and, of course, banish the theatre´s ghost, who seems likely to kill again.
´Phryne Fisher . . . an investigator with all the charm, wit and intelligence of James Bond, and as many lovers.´ Sunday Sun