Amateur sleuth Mordecai Tremaine must solve a small-town mystery before the next victim takes their final bow When Mordecai Tremaine emerges from the train station, murder is the last thing on his mind. But he has never been able to resist anything in the nature of a mystery-and a mystery is precisely what awaits him in the village of Dalmering. Rehearsals for the local amateur dramatic production are in progress. When the star of the show is found dead, the spotlight falls on Mordecai, whose reputation in the field of crime-solving precedes him. With a murderer waiting in the wings, it is up to Mordecai to derail the killer's performance.before the curtain closes on another victim. Author bio: Francis Duncan was the author of more than twenty crime novels published between 1937 and 1959.