With dashing Scotland Yard detective Alec Fletcher at her side, Daisy Dalrymple is enjoying a splendid performance of Verdis Requiem featuring her neighbour Muriel Westleas celebrated sister, Bettina. But the show comes to an abrupt end when what emerges from the stars gifted vocal chords is literally a dying gasp. Daisy soon learns that the doomed diva was notoriously difficult and had more than her share of enemies. Theres a philandering tenor, a burly Russian bass and even her own vocal coach husband, with whom she had a turbulent relationship. Did one of them poison the singer? Or was it someone determined to see that Daisys investigation ends on as bitter a note as Bettinas last performance . . . Praise for the Daisy Dalrymple series: Dunn describes 1920s London and the characters in detail and highlights the interplay between Alec and Daisy. Library Journal Engaging . . . Dunns style gives an entertaining spark. Publishers Weekly--This text refers to the Paperback edition.