London edition published 1935; New York edition published 1942.
Exit an ambitious actor...
The script of the Unicorn Theatre's new play uncannily echoes a quarrel in the star's dressing room. And the stage drama gets all too real when charming Felix Gardener shoots his blustering rival, Arthur Surbonardier, dead - with a gun Arthur himself loaded with blanks. Or did he? How the live bullets got there, and why, make for a convoluted case that pits Inspector Roderick Alleyn against someone who rates an Oscar for a murderously clever performance.
Original title: Enter a Murderer
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives