From the author of VINTAGE MURDER, SURFEIT OF LAMPREYS and DEATH OF THE DANCING FOOTMAN, a novel featuring Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn who investigates the death of a man lured into boiling mud on New Zealand's North Island, and there are any number of people who could be the culprit.
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‘The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers’
Times Literary Supplement
‘The queen of the straight crime novel – long may she reign!’
‘The brilliant New Zealander Ngaio Marsh claims a high level as to sheer writing and still more as a view of humanity.’
‘Nobody begins to touch Ngaio Marsh’s skill at creating corpses and suspects… her dialogue is a continuous delight.’
New York Herald Tribune
‘The finest writer in the English languange of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.’
Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in New Zealand in 1895 and died in February 1982. She wrote over 30 detective novels and many of her stories have theatrical settings, for Ngaio Marsh’s real passion was the theatre. She was both actress and producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public’s interest in the theatre. It was for this work that she received what she called her ‘damery’ in 1966.
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Book Description Daedalus Books Inc Remainders, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002322145
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