Clutch of Constables (A Roderick Alleyn Mystery)

Clutch of Constables (A Roderick Alleyn Mystery)

by Ngaio Marsh
     
 

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Troubled waters...

Celebrated painter Troy Alleyn, aboard the Zodiac on a cruise of the English waterways, finds a colorful constellation of personalities on its passengers list. Plus one who missed the boat-found murdered in London. Her letters to her husband, Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, relate a string of incidents-capped by a grisly drowning-that

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Troubled waters...

Celebrated painter Troy Alleyn, aboard the Zodiac on a cruise of the English waterways, finds a colorful constellation of personalities on its passengers list. Plus one who missed the boat-found murdered in London. Her letters to her husband, Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, relate a string of incidents-capped by a grisly drowning-that convince him that one of the ship's company is a world-class art forger on the run. But can he unmask this master of disguise in time to save another life-possibly Troy's?

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312970840
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Roderick Alleyn Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.78(h) x 0.57(d)

Meet the Author

From her first book in 1934 to her final volume just before her death in 1982, Ngaio Marsh's work has remained legendary, and is often compared to that of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. During her celebrated fifty-year career, Marsh was made a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, was named Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire, won numerous prestigious awards, and penned 32 mystery novels.

Now St. Martin's Dead Letter Mysteries is thrilled to make all of Marsh's novels available again for old fans to relish and new ones to discover. So sit back, draw the curtains, lock the doors, and put yourself in the hands of Grande Dame of detective novels...

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