Clutch of Constables (A Roderick Alleyn Mystery)

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The 32 novels of the entire Marsh mystery collection are being reissued with a sleek new look, starting with this story about a celebrated painter who goes on a cruise of the English waterways. A string of incidents, capped by a grisly drowning, convince him someone aboard is a world-class art forger on the run.
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Overview

The 32 novels of the entire Marsh mystery collection are being reissued with a sleek new look, starting with this story about a celebrated painter who goes on a cruise of the English waterways. A string of incidents, capped by a grisly drowning, convince him someone aboard is a world-class art forger on the run.
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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780515087758
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/15/1978
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 1.00 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2003

    A favorite

    This is my favorite Marsh novel. She was always at her best describing travel, and in this one Alleyn's wife takes an inland cruise on a convoluted waterway with some assorted weirdos. The scenery and atmospheres at her various stops are interesting, and the plot (not always her strong point) is one of her more satisfying.

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