A crime novel by the author of "False Scent", "Died in the Wool" and many others.
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‘So entertaining that I recommend it unreservedly.’
‘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 HARPERCOLLINS, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6158323