A classic Ngaio Marsh novel in which she more than lives up to her reputation as a crime writer of intelligence and style.
It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift.
But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play. A chord was struck, a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead.
A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.
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Who in the quiet village of Chipping would kill wealthy spinster Idris Campanula? Plenty of people, among them her fellow cast members from a troubled charity production. Miss Campanula was a spiteful gossip, gleefully destroying others' lives merely for her own excitement. But once Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives, he quickly realizes that the murderer might have killed the wrong woman -- and may soon stage a repeat performance.Review:
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