Paul, a 50-ish opera queen with a habit of breaking everything he touches and Marc, a young, ditzy dancer and circuit boy, are an odd pairing as friends. As detectives, however, they are one small step from disaster. Why these two feel the need to investigate the death of Jennifer Burke, a rising opera star is almost a bigger mystery than whether the diva actually was pushed off a cliff. Hot on the trail of clues that lead to all the wrong answers, our energetically inefficient sleuths investigate a sharp-tongued music critic, a way over-the-hill prima donna, and a formidable drag artiste before accidentally stumbling over the truth.
Phillip Scott, a lifelong resident of Sydney, Australia, is the author of two other Marc and Paul mysteries, Gay Resort Murder Shock and Get Over It!