Stagestruck by Peter Lovesey
A Peter Diamond Investigation (Peter Diamond Mystery)

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Pop diva, Clarion Calhoun, has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath's Theatre Royal production of I Am a Camera.  But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she's pulled out of character as she screams and claws at her face. 

When tainted stage makeup is found to have caused the disfiguring burn, fingers point to her makeup artist.  Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeup artist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage.  As Diamond digs deeper, he uncovers rivalries among the cast and crew and is forced to confront his own mysterious and deep-seated theatre phobia to find the killer.

About Peter Lovesey

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Peter Lovesey is the author of more than thirty highly praised mystery novels and has been awarded the CWA Gold and Silver Daggers and the Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement, as well as many US honors. He lives in West Sussex, England.
Published June 14, 2011 by Soho Crime. 337 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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Backstage hugger-mugger at Bath's Theatre Royal.

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Review: Detective Superintendent Peter Diamond is drawn into the glamorous world of the theatre to investigate a gruesome disfigurement of an actress and the death of a talented make-up artist in Stagestruck, the eleventh mystery in this series by Peter Lovesey.Clarion Calhoun has turned 30, an o...

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While libidinous theater director, Hedley Shearman assures Diamond that the actors are really one big happy family, the discovery of a corpse inside the theater argues otherwise, and as Diamond investigates the crime, he discovers a veritable Peyton Place of scandal amongst the actors and suppo...

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