Artists in Crime (Roderick Alleyn Series #6)

Artists in Crime (Roderick Alleyn Series #6)

by Ngaio Marsh
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Artists in Crime (Roderick Alleyn Series #6) by Ngaio Marsh

It was a bizarre pose for beautiful model Sonia Gluck-and her last. For in the draperies of her couch lay a fatal dagger, and behind her murder lies all the intrigue and acid-etched temperament of an artist's colony. Called in to investigate, Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn finds his own passions unexpectedly stirred by the feisty painter Agatha Troy-brilliant artist and suspected murderess.

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ISBN-13: 9781579125783
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2006
Series: Roderick Alleyn Series , #6
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Ngaio Marsh is the author of numerous crime novels. Along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers, she was classed as one of the four original "Queens of Crime" of the 1920s and 1930s. Benedict Cumberbatch is an actor.

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Artists in Crime (Roderick Alleyn Series) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dont know about reissus or reprints one of the few authors who dont let a married detetectives wife spoil the plots this is about an artist group with a killer and there is no proof even at the end may be no way to get a vertdc for lack of evidence no lovers happy ending here wait till Death in White Tails for engagement Not sure of wedding but p g mentioned in Sparkling Cyanide She will have almost two mysteries of her own both times while painting portraits and in another painting a murderer who gets away with it marvelous different all of them and detective not always a part untill final third. These are always a good re read and have most in s c buska
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ExiledNewYorker More than 1 year ago
Ngaio Marsh offers the unusual setting of an artist colony for this classic period genre mystery. She puts her cast of the usual suspects through the paces, and most of it works pretty well. The love line with Inspector Allyn and one of the artists is hopelessly implausible, but otherwise, Allyn, his mother and his associates at Scotland Yard are well etched and advance the story well. A good read for a mystery buff or for more casual readers with a dreary day in front of them.