When Peregrine Jay realizes his ambition to become the owner of the Dolphin Theatre, he heralds the dawn of a new era in its history. All goes well until a murder shatters the dignified atmosphere. Superintendent Alleyn and Inspector Fox are called in to investigate.
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THE ALLEYN MYSTERIES
When the Dolphin Theatre is given to Peregrine Jay by a wealthy but mysterious patron, he is overjoyed – but puzzled.
When he is also given a glove that belonged to Shakespeare, Peregrine displays it in the dock-side theatre and writes a play about it – which is an enormous success.
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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"The queen of straight crime novel…long may she reign!"
"The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an express."
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Book Description COLLINS. LONDON 1967, 1967. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine in a Nf. dj. (1"-inch tear & a 1/4"- inch tear on rear panel. Tiny chip at head of front cover). Bookseller Inventory # 3922