The restoration of a bombed-out London theatre ends in violent death - and one of Marsh's most vivid and dramatic novels When the bombed-out Dolphin Theatre is given to Peregrine Jay by a mysterious wealthy patron, he is overjoyed. And when the mysterious oil millionaire also gives him a glove that belonged to Shakespeare, Peregrine displays it in the dockside theatre and writes a successful play about it. But then a murder takes place, a boy is attacked, the glove is stolen. Could it be that oil and water don't mix? Inspector Roderick Alleyn is determined to find out...
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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.Review:
'A really marvellous Marsh.' PUNCH 'A first-rate book - an enticing opening, a fine whodunnit plot and exceptional richness in characterisation, background and humour. Don't miss it on any account.' SUNDAY TIMES 'Shows Ngaio at the top of her form, combining a strong plot with well-developed characters and a variety of unexpected detail.' MARGARET LEWIS 'The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.' THE SUN
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002441764