Dennis Dempster has let himself go. Living alone, he has put on weight and retreated from life, but thanks to his sister's nagging that's about to change. Dennis joins a theatre group that is staging a production of Ladies Night, and gets swept up in the world of gyms, muscle-building and fitness. In the course of his transformation he finds new friends. He finds love. And then he finds a dead body.
Bev Robitai is a freelance writer, editor and photographer living in New Zealand. She was hauled there from England at the age of 12, lived in Nelson, then moved to Auckland in 1998 and fell headlong into the North Shore coffee culture. Her non-fiction writing on travel and photography has been published in newspapers and magazines in NZ and overseas but her true love is crime fiction. The first crime novel Murder in the Second Row was launched at the Theatre Royal, Nelson in June 2010, and book two in the Theatre Mystery series, Body on the Stage, was launched at The Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna in June 2012.