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ISBN13: 9780553272222
ISBN10: 0553272225
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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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"Arsenic and Old Lace" may be everybody's favorite play, but someone on Broward Rock has spotted its murderous potential. When the corpses on stage in the local amateur production become real ones, bookshop owner Annie Laurance must move fast to save her fiance, Max, from a murder charge.

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Cathy from Olympia, Washington, March 17, 2008 (view all comments by Cathy from Olympia, Washington)
Carolyn Hart hit her stride in her third Annie [Laurence] Darling mystery. Set again on the small island of Beaufort, South Carolina, Annie and fiancee Max are cast in the summer production of Arsenic and Old Lace. The production is beset by mislaid props, re-written cue cards, etc., all which set the cast on edge. Worst yet, the man miscast as Teddy is clearly more interested in bedding any willing female, than in learning his lines, and tensions are running high. When murder is committed during a rehearsal, Max becomes the primary suspect. Annie is determined to clear Max's name, using the methods and reasoning of various literary sleuths that she is so well-versed in as proprietress of mystery bookstore Death on Demand. Thanks to "Annie's" passing references to various mystery authors and books, I have been steadily adding to my "to read" list. Winner of Agatha and Anthony awards.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553272222
Author:
Hart, Carolyn G.
Publisher:
Bantam
Author:
Hart, Carolyn G.
Author:
Hart, Carolyn
Location:
Toronto ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Darling, annie laurance (fictitious character
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
88-1
Publication Date:
19880531
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.89x4.18x.74 in. .29 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Arsenic and Old Lace" may be everybody's favorite play, but someone on Broward Rock has spotted its murderous potential. When the corpses on stage in the local amateur production become real ones, bookshop owner Annie Laurance must move fast to save her fiance, Max, from a murder charge.
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