When her latest mystery novel is tapped to become a Broadway play, Jessica Fletcher is thrilled beyond words. But she soon learns that the bright lights of the New York theater scene aren't all they're cracked up to be. From a snobbish playwright, to an unstable young actress, to a slew of backstage brouhahas, Jess may be in over her head -- until the less-than-beloved producer of the play is found dead -- right on cue.
But the show must go on. With a motley marquee of eccentric suspects, Jessica must step into the spotlight to find the culprit. But as she gets closer to dropping the final curtain on a killer, the murderer writes a script of his own that casts Jessica in a most unpleasant role...as the next victim!