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A Fatal First Night

(2021)
(The second book in the Ella Shane Mystery series)
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It’s easy to be overlooked in Gilded Age Manhattan, but the Ella Shane Opera Company’s latest premier manages to attract adoring crowds, rave reviews, and a killer who’s a real showstopper!
 
New York City, Fall 1899. Ahead-of-her-time coloratura mezzo Ella Shane has always known opening night to be a mess of missed cues and jittery nerves, especially when unveiling a new opera. Her production of The Princes in the Tower, based on the mysterious disappearance of Edward IV’s two sons during the Wars of the Roses in England, concludes its first performance to thunderous applause. It’s not until players take their bows that the worst kind of disaster strikes . . .  
 
Flawless basso Albert Reuter is found lurched over a bloody body in his dressing room, seemingly taking inspiration from his role as the murderous Richard III. With a disturbing homicide case stealing the spotlight, Ella can’t be so certain Albert is the one who belongs behind bars . . .
 
Now, Ella must think on her feet while sorting out a wild series of puzzling mishaps and interlocking mysteries. Yet even when sided with her aristocratic beau, does this scrappy diva have the chops to upstage the true criminal, or will this be the last time she headlines a Broadway marquee?
 

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2021 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Fatal First Night (An Ella Shane Mystery)
Author(s): Kathleen Marple Kalb
ISBN: 1-4967-2724-X / 978-1-4967-2724-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2022 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Fatal First Night (An Ella Shane Mystery)
Author(s): Kathleen Marple Kalb
ISBN: 1-4967-2727-4 / 978-1-4967-2727-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

April 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Fatal First Night (An Ella Shane Mystery Book 2)
Author(s): Kathleen Marple Kalb
Publisher: Kensington Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU