This is the fourth book in the Henry Wright Mystery Series. Henry Wright is a retired Chief of Police from tiny Eagle Lake, Wisconsin. He retired several months after his beloved wife's unexpected death and moved to California. He settled in Palm Springs at the request of his old friend Wayne Johnson, who is a captain in the Palm Springs police department. Henry spends a lot of his time at his computer helping the FBI profile victims of violent crimes. Wayne, and some of his other law enforcement colleagues request his assistance solving the most difficult times. Henry lives with his roommate, retired high school teacher Charles Knightly III. (Please don't call him Chuck.)
This time, Henry is visiting his friend, Gloria McCann in Sonora, when the owner of a local theatre is brutally murdered during the performance of a play that they are attending.
Once again, Tuolumne County Sheriff Bill Rustow asks Henry for assistance as he and Gloria team up to find out which of the cast and crew who wanted to see this scoundrel dead actually did the deed.