Black As He?s Painted / Last Ditch / Grave Mistake (The Ngaio Marsh Collection, Book 10)

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9780007328789: Black As He?s Painted / Last Ditch / Grave Mistake (The Ngaio Marsh Collection, Book 10)

Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime’s first book, the tenth volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.

BLACK AS HE'S PAINTED
Called in to help with security arrangements for a presidential reception at a London embassy, Chief Superintendent Alleyn ensures the house and grounds are stiff with police. Nevertheless, an assassin strikes, and Alleyn finds no shortage of help, from Special Branch to a tribal court - and a small black cat named Lucy Lockett…

LAST DITCH
Young Rickie Alleyn has come to the Channel Islands to write, but village life seems tedious - until he finds the stablehand in a ditch, dead from an unlucky jump. But Rickie notices something strange and his father, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, is discreetly summoned to the scene, when Rickie disappears…

GRAVE MISTAKE
With two husbands dead, a daughter marrying the wrong man and a debilitating disease, it is no wonder that Sybil Foster took her own life. But Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn doesn't believe she was the type to kill herself - and he thinks someone else has made a very grave mistake…

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"It's time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around." --"New York "magazine

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At first it looked as if Sybil Foster had intentionally left the world: with two husbands dead, a daughter marrying the wrong man and – it later appeared – a debilitating disease, it was no wonder she took her own life.

But no one believed she was the type – especially Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn. For the field was ripe with unfortunate engagements – one of them a very grave mistake…

'The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers'
TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

'A brilliant traditional detective story by Dame Ngaio: two bodies in a grave, a stolen stamp, a suicide that wasn't. Impossible to say much more without revealing the telltale clues so cleverly sown in our path.'
EVENING STANDARD

'Splendid… intelligence, wit and sheer skill of storytelling.'
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'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

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