From the creator of Cadfael. The reading of the will of legendary diva Antonia Byrne turns out to hold some rather unpleasant surprises for her nearest and dearest: one way or another, none of them get quite what they expected. And when a quirk of fate maroons the mourners in a tiny snowbound mountain village for Christmas, well…the feelings are far from festive.  But what no-one could predict is that one of their number has lethally sinister intentions and when the final curtain falls, it turns out that the late Antonia herself will have the last laugh.