Painted Veil by Beverle Graves Myers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Tito Amato has gotten cocky. His talent is enormous, but he has not been giving his best and his delivery has gotten sloppy. Suddenly an guest Castrati appears and Tito is forced to take supporting roles. This is especially galling because the young man is something of a "sacred monster" and lives up to the Diva reputation of the profession.
When the talented scene painter of the company is found dead, Tito is only too glad to do some sleuthing himself and hopefully to get back into the good graces of the Opera owner and producer. Why does a man with the mask of the Plague Raven keep showing up and who is he? Tito and his English friend Augustus "Gussie" Rumbolt are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery.
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