(From the publisher):
When Figaro is killed in an aeroplane crash it seems that nothing can save the production of Mozart's well-loved opera at the Leander Theatre. But then world-class baritone Marc Chatrier arrives from Europe and the cast breathes a sigh of relief. Yet music is not all that is close to the handsome singer's heart, and when he sets his cap at young Hero, the teenage daughter of the Leander's owner, feathers are ruffled.
Somewhat seduced by the unexpected attention, Hero is baffled by the signs of upset among the group, and there seems to be more than petty jealousy afoot. Then Chatrier is killed in the middle of a performance, and it is clear that someone has a particularly vicious dislike of the man, but would anyone resort to murder?
A broken love affair, a wartime betrayal and the respect of a servant for his master are some of the fragments of the past unearthed by Detective Inspector Musgrave in his quest to discover just who is responsible for the funeral of Figaro.
Original title: Funeral of Figaro
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Police Procedural