April Fool's Day had been a roaring success for all, it seemed - except for poor Mr Cartell who had ended up dead in the ditch. Mr Percival Pyke Period's letter of condolence was sent before the body was found and the family squabbled. It was a puzzling crime for Superintendent Alleyn.
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THE ALLEYN MYSTERIES
The April Fool's Day had been a roaring success for all, it seemed – except for poor Mr Cartell who had ended up in the ditch – for ever.
Then there was the case of Mr Percival Pyke Period's letter of condolence, sent before the body was found – not to mention the family squabbles.
It was a puzzling crime for Superintendent Alleyn…
"Entertaining and disastrously readable."
"Neat, dexterous…Miss Marsh's freshest and most enjoyable performance for years."
"The finest writer in the English language of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an express."
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-handed revived the New Zealand public’s interest in the theatre. It was for this work that the received what she called her ‘damery’ in 1966.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canad, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110006166296
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6166296