The Secret Dancer(1936)
(The first book in the Detective Inspector Courtenay series)
A novel by Norman Berrow
When the curtains rose on "Walden's 1935 Frivolities" at the famous Walden's Mexican Theatre, there was a detective in the audience. Was he there to make sure that the Living Garden Scene didn't get too, shall we say, revealing? Or was he there because before the evening's performance is over the nasty critic known as Death will have written his deadly review and found several members of the cast wanting? This early novel by Norman Berrow begins and ends with the show, and reveals the plotting genius of an author who would go on to write 20 odd mysteries, all of which are published by Ramble House. The show must go on!
Used availability for Norman Berrow's The Secret Dancer
March 2005 : USA Paperback