One of Ngaio Marsh’s most ingenious novels, finally republished in B-format.
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…
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‘[Light,] entertaining and disastrously readable.’
‘Neat, dexterous… Miss Marsh’s freshest and most enjoyable performance for years.’
"The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers"
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The April Fool's day had been a roaring success for all at Little Codling, it seemed – except for poor Mr Cartell who had ended up in the ditch – for ever.
Shortly before the violent death, a somewhat bizarre company had gathered for lunch at the house of Mr. Percival Pyke Period, whose letter of condolence had been sent before the body was found. A puzzling crime for Superintendent Alleyn – not to mention the family squabbles…
"Light, entertaining and disastrously readable."
"Neat, dextrous… Miss Marsh's freshest and most enjoyable performance for years."
"The finest writer in the English language of pure classical whodunit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress"
Don't miss the other Inspector Alleyne novels available in this series, including: 'Overture to Death ', 'Spinsters in Jeopardy ', ' A Man Lay Dead', 'Tied up in Tinsel' and 'Death on the Air'.
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0006512488