Death in a Silver Masque
This murder mystery is set at a Silver Wedding party in the present day. Michael and Virginia had a very quiet wedding because they were both very poor. Now Michael is a world-renowned artist, and Virginia is a successful property developer, they are celebrating their marriage in style with a renewal of vows, presided over by the clergyman who performed the original ceremony, followed by a lavish masked ball held in a local country house hotel. The bridesmaid and Best Woman are both there, as well as many friends both old and new.
Virginia dies after drinking some fruit punch, and traces of hemlock are found in her goblet. It seems that she was not the charming woman she appeared and many of the guests have been wronged by her. But which one of them poisoned her, and how did they manage to do it?
The suspects are
Michael DiAngelo, Virginia’s husband
Adam Upjohn, Virginia’s brother
Andrea Preview, Michael’s Best Woman
Lucy Diamond, Virginia’s bridesmaid
Juliet Capstick, Virginia’s best friend
Professor Theophilos Reader, Virginia’s ex-fiancé
Rose-Bay Willow-Herb, a friend of Virginia
The Reverend Daniel Paul