by Veronica Heley, pub Severn House Dec 08.
This is the third in the Abbot Agency series.
Bea Abbot's domestic agency does not, repeat NOT, investigate murder-until she finds herself in the company of a dead man dressed and made up like a pantomime dame. It looks like suicide, but why don't his red-spangled shoes fit?
Matthew Kent was an entertainer known to be a kindly and modest man in private, so why had he staged this grotesque charade in death? And why is his daughter so keen to hustle his mortal remains away without publicity? Bea's own house is in chaos as builders remodel the agency offices. Struggling to run the agency from her bedroom, pounded by heavy metal from the basement, concerned about both her young assistants' emotional problems, Bea tries to discover what the body on the bed was really like in life, why there is so much confusion about his death, and who is destined to die next.
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