To amuse his house guests Sir Hubert Handsley devises a new form of the murder game. But when the lights go up there is a real corpse, with a real dagger in its back - and seven suspects have had ample time to concoct amusing alibis.
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New York Times
"The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers" TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
Wealthy Sir Hubert Handesley's original and lively weekend house-parties are deservedly famous. To amuse his guests, he has devised a new form of the fashionable Murder Game, in which a guest is secretly selected to commit a 'murder' in the dark and everyone assembles to solve the crime.
But when the lights go up this time there is a real corpse, with a real dagger in the back. All seven suspects have had time to concoct skilful alibis – and it is Chief Detective-Inspector Roderick Alleyn who has to try and figure out whodunit…
NGAIO MARSH'S CLASSIC FIRST NOVEL, WHICH INTRODUCED INSPECTOR ALLEYN AND SET NGAIO MARSH ON THE PATH TO INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION.
"Read just one of Ngaio Marsh's novels and you've got to read them all…" DAILY MAIL
"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
Don't miss the other Inspector Alleyn novels available in this series, including: 'Death on the Air, Tied Up In Tinsel, Off With His Head, Dead Water' and' Death at the Bar'
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