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autumnboys Sun 10-Jul-16 23:23:24

I read it probably 15-20 years ago. I was very into Ruth Rendell at the time, but I don't think she was the author.

It's mystery/crime novel and the plot revolves around a play being put on in a big church/cathedral. All the actors are children. During the dress rehearsal a group come in and take the actors & adults hostage. I think they're looking for a specific child, a boy, and the adults hide him in a girl's costume among a group of hand maidens.

In it there's a line something like 'you don't want a real dress on stage, any more than you want a real murder' - possibly said as a wardrobe last pulls one of the hand maidens costumes apart.

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KeithLeMonde Wed 20-Jul-16 15:08:50

Sounds very much like the Seventh Raven by Peter Dickinson. Great book.

www.goodreads.com/book/show/3138455-the-seventh-raven

autumnboys Wed 20-Jul-16 16:16:48

Oh it is! Thank you, thank you!! flowers flowers star wine or brew

KeithLeMonde Thu 21-Jul-16 12:30:52

Yay smile Someone kindly helped me to identify a book a few months ago and I am really chuffed to have been able to pay the favour forward smile

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