On the same day as the St Cedd's church fete in the grounds of her home, Martingale, Mrs Maxie learns of her son Stephen's engagement. By the next morning, her new parlourmaid, Sally Jupp, is dead. Detective Chief-Inspector Adam Dalgliesh investigates murder in the Elizabethan manor house.
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Book Description PENGUIN BOOKS LTD, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140129588