Christmas time in an isolated country house and, following a flaming row in the kitchen, there's murder inside...
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‘So entertaining that I recommend it unreservedly.’
‘Agreeably effortless telling.’
‘One of her best and most baffling mysteries’
"The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers" TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
When a much disliked visiting servant disappears without trace after playing Santa Claus, foul play is at once suspected – and foul play it proves to be. Only suspicion falls not on the staff but on the guests, all so unimpeachably respectable that the very thought of murder in connection with any of them seems almost heresy.
When Superintendent Roderick Alleyn returns unexpectedly from a trip to Australia, it is to find his beloved wife in the thick of an intriguing mystery…
"So entertaining that I recommend it unreservedly"
"Agreeably effortless telling"
"The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress"
Don't miss the other Inspector Alleyn novels available in this series, including: 'A man lay Dead, Death on the Air, Off With His Head, Dead Water' and' Death at the Bar'
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