In the Blue Note, Ann is having her place painted and is hoping Casey will take her out. He does, and even takes their bar tending friend, Ethylbert, out to see the show. Using their press credentials, Casey and Ann get access to a backstage pass, but instead of the star, they find her body.
The cops are on the scene and details from the crime scene are gathered. Poison is the cause, and a couple of the theatrical characters are prime suspects. Was it a jealous performer? A former love interest? A stage manager who wanted a younger face to take over for the more veteran actress? I’ve heard this story before in a couple other detective and mystery presentations. It must have been a popular story to b redramatized so widely. Most times it has turned out to be the stage manager in other shows. Will that be the case today? Or will there be a twist?
At any rate, Anns life is in danger when she is left alone with Eva, the rival actress. Casey will need to race across town to make sure she stays safe. Sit tight, and join Casey in the Blue Note where he tells all about the clues that tipped him off.
PS: With the popularity of a story like this, and others that surface from time to time, it makes me wonder if it might be an actual crime story that was sensational enough to attract radio writers to grab it, and put their own slants on it.