Who killed the aspiring young actress, Megan Maguire, and just as importantly, why? Megan's parents hire R. A. Huber to find out. The seasoned sleuth and her spunky assistant Andi set about to unravel the obscure reason for the murder. The young victim's short life had revolved around an amateur theater group where she had played the lead character role of Vanity in the play From Sin to Virtue. Among the murder suspects are Megan's roommate, her employer, the Cubbyhole Theater owners, her acting instructor, and several fellow cast members, including the director. An old boyfriend is also probed, and the investigating pair cannot rule out her parents. The mystery comes to a climax when Huber and Andi put their own lives on the line in order to corner the villain.