Kate Fansler, Professor of English and amateur sleuth, is commissioned to write a biography of Gabrielle Foxx, reclusive wife of a famous modernist writer. Was Gabrielle really the quiet handmaiden to Foxx's talent, or was she the creative muse who enabled him to write?
To unravel the mystery of Gabrielle, Kate must track down three women who have been on the inside of the complicated Foxx family for the past fifty years: Anne, Dorinda and Nellie. As Kate digs deeper, the evidence points to an elusive secret far darker than she had been led to expect . . .
A novel about literature, feminism and ageing, The Players Come Again is a thought-provoking examination of relationships and human nature.