Colour Scheme: Roderick Alleyn #12

Colour Scheme: Roderick Alleyn #12

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by Ngaio Marsh
     
 

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Colour Scheme is set during World War II at a mud-baths resort in New Zealand run by Colonel Claire. His business is on the brink of being taken over by a local blowhard who may be a Nazi spy. Inspector Alleyn has been sent to the resort to sort things out. But he’s in disguise, and even the canniest readers will have trouble picking him out from the

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Colour Scheme is set during World War II at a mud-baths resort in New Zealand run by Colonel Claire. His business is on the brink of being taken over by a local blowhard who may be a Nazi spy. Inspector Alleyn has been sent to the resort to sort things out. But he’s in disguise, and even the canniest readers will have trouble picking him out from the resort’s motley cast of characters.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937384555
Publisher:
Felony & Mayhem, LLC
Publication date:
03/16/2013
Series:
Inspectr Roderick Alleyn Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
285,747
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Colour Scheme: Roderick Alleyn #12 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
moldyworm12 More than 1 year ago
I am working my way through this series and so far this is my least favorite. Inspector Alleyn is not featured as such till the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always, Ngaio Marsh entertains.