An intriguing mystery set in the time of post-World War I Britain, and written with McCarver's impeccable detail and attention to the period, "To Die, or Not to Die . . ." is another entertaining entry in the casebook of John and Penny Darnell. It's 1919 and John and Penny are called by the Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon, England, to look into the appearance of what seems to be a ghost that could ruin the town's preparations for the 150-year anniversary of the first Stratford Shakespeare festival.