A tale of murder and mystery set in the seaside town of Nethagate during the Edwardian era.
Death Plays a Part is the first in a series of historical mysteries by best-selling author Lesley Cookman, set in the changing world of the Edwardian era.
Dorinda Alexander is a former governess who now owns the Alexandria Theatre in the seaside town of Nethergate. Her troupe is rehearsing for a season of music hall performances, a new experience for the theatre and when mysterious young singer Velda Turner arrives looking for employment Dorinda, impressed by her talent, hires her.
Soon, though, optimism turns to tragedy when a body is found after an apparently motiveless break-in at the theatre. With the local police convinced that the answer to the mystery lies in Dorinda s own past a cause of much distress to her the murder seems an impossible task to solve, until an enigmatic Scotland Yard detective shows up