A Detective Inspector Redfyre Investigation
When Redfyre's Aunt Hetty hands him a front-row ticket to the year's St. Barnabas College Christmas concert, he is looking forward to a right merrie. He is intrigued to find that the trumpet player is - scandalously - a young woman. And Juno Proudfoot is a beautiful and talented one at that. He finds himself anxious throughout a performance in which Juno charms and captivates her audience, and his unease proves well founded when she tumbles headlong down a staircase after curtainfall. He finds evidence that someone carefully planned her death. Has her showing provoked a dangerous, vengeful woman-hater to take action?
When more Cambridge women are murdered, Redfyre realizes that some of his dearest friends and his family may become targets, and - equally alarmingly - that the killer might be within his own close circle.