Ari Worthing’s prescient nature impels her to sleuth for answers to a past love’s grim death. This leads her to a possible new love, blackmail . . . and more murders.
This is a literary mystery for those readers who revel in P.D. James, Ruth Rendell, and Simon Brett. The focus is on the psychological motivations rather than the forensics, and the author’s voice displays a love of the English language and the subtleties of a word’s meaning.
THE PLAY’S THE THING’s setting is theatric, the prose at times poetic, and a dry, ironic sense of humor infuses the novel.