Did you believe writing was a safe pastime? It was not the first time bestselling author Sheila Armstrong had died on stage, but it would most certainly be the last. DCI Alex Warren and his girlfriend, D. I. Sandra McKinnon, return from a short holiday, but hardly manage to step from the plane before they’re called to investigate the suspicious death. Sheila, a member of Eastfarm Writers, has been stabbed to death on stage during a rehearsal of a play she’d written. Her death mimics the plot. Within hours, Sandra is roped into investigating a separate series of crimes, which appears to be mob-related. As the enquiries run parallel, they struggle to make progress while supporting each other. But can there be a connection? This is a standalone mystery, and can be enjoyed even if you haven’t read other books in the series.