Christmas time in an isolated country house and, following a flaming row in the kitchen, there's murder inside...
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‘Continues to be one of Ngaio’s most popular novels, and has outstripped all her other titles in sales.’
‘Ngaio Marsh transforms the detective story from a mere puzzle into a novel.’
‘She is astoundingly good.’
‘The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.’ THE SUN
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‘Agreeably effortless telling.’
‘One of her best and most baffling mysteries’
THE ALLEYN MYSTERIES
When a much disliked visiting servant disappeared without trace after playing Santa Claus, foul play was at once suspected, and foul play it proved to be. Only – suspicion fell not only on the staff but on the guests, all so unimpeachably respectable that the very thought of murder in connection with any of them seemed 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.
"Agreeably effortless telling"
"The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngalio Marsh stand out as an empress."
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Book Description Collins Crime. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0002318237 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0000481