Per dio! Murder and mayhem at the Met! Enrico Caruso and Geraldine Ferrar are facing their most perplexing and menacing killer to date. The colorful Caruso and world's greatest soprano must find the madman who is systematically eliminating members of the chorus.
During a performance of 'Samson and Delilah' a female chorister is struck dead by a falling urn. The very next night a tenor is "accidentally" killed when he falls through a trapdoor that is always bolted closed. At first, the members of the opera are inclined to think the deaths are mere accidents, although Caruso believes una maleziona - a curse - is responsible.
Caruso is forced to abandon any such illusions when a third victim is found in the wings with a knife in her heart and yet another falls prey to poison, hidden in an innocent-looking Italian sausage.
Though the chorus is dwindling rapidly, the detective force gains new members daily. All of the soloists want to be in on the act of catching the killer - the problem is, they all disagree on just who is doing the killing. The one thing they do agree on, however, is that they'd best find the murderer as soon as possible, before the chorus' ensemble becomes a solo performance. Book Dust Jacket [via]