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Overview

Who in the quiet village of Chipping would kill wealthy spinster Idris Campanula? Plenty of people, among them her fellow cast members from a troubled charity production. Miss Campanula was a spiteful gossip, gleefully destroying others' lives merely for her own excitement. But once Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives, he quickly realizes that the murderer might have killed the wrong woman -- and may soon stage a repeat performance.
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It's time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around.
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780745170060
  • Publisher: Macmillan Library Reference
  • Publication date: 10/1/1986
  • Series: Roderick Alleyn Series
  • Format: Library Binding

Meet the Author

Ngaio Marsh was born and educated in New Zealand. Along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers, she was classed as one of the four original "Queens of Crime"—female British crime writers who dominated the crime fiction genre in the 1920s and 1930s.

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