Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
This is one of Marston's "Elizabethan Theatre" mysteries, of which I have read several. (The first is The Queen's Head, I believe.)
This one is set, I think, in about 1593. It starts with a choice between two actors for a large part in a new play; one of them is then murdered. There is not much actual mystery involved, however, as we learn pretty quickly who done it (and why).
There is, however, a lot of other stuff to occupy our time with, from a horse that dances, counts, and plays dead (among other tricks) to a great deal of political intrigue.
Not a great historical mystery, but a nice enough way to occupy one's time.