I wish I had an undamaged copy of this amazing dust jacket. Even though the front is badly torn, the spine still has a great icon for The Crime Club. The whole back cover is a fabulous portrait of Ngaio Marsh, but for some strange reason it's blue.
I've included both versions of The Crime Club icon from the dust jacket and hard cover spines, mainly because I like how the hard cover icon looks like the hooded gunman is brandishing a banana.
"Opening Night" is one of several mysteries with a strong theatrical setting, these are always very well done; which is unsurprising really because Marsh was made a Dame due to her work promoting Shakespeare in New Zealand. She worked with some of the best known New Zealand and Australian actors, including a young Sam Neill.