The seventh crime novel to feature these two amateur sleuths
Lord Remnant's eccentric parties on his privately owned Caribbean island of Grenadin are the stuff of legend... but then the 12th Earl suddenly dies in the course of an amateur production of The Murder of Gonzago, the play within a play in Hamlet.
The Times obituary gives the cause of death as 'heart attack' but an anonymous video tape come to light showing Lord Remnant's final moments, making it very clear his demise was far from natural.
As happens so often, Antonia and Hugh Payne get involved in the sinister events surrounding Lord Remnant's death. Was ithis drug-addicted stepson Stephan? Was it Aunt Hortense, whose past contains a dark and shocking secret? Was it Clarissa, his beautiful and very much younger wife? Or was it the elusive Mr Quin, who is left a vast amount of money in Lord Remnant's will for no apparent reason...