Of all the books in the Alleyn series, Scales of Justice is most powerfully reminiscent of Agatha Christie, with its setting in an almost unspeakably charming little English village, and its cast of inbred aristocrats. When one of the aristos turns up dead next to the local trout-streamwith a trout at his sideeveryone is dreadfully upset, but really, just a tad irritated as well: Murder is so awfully messy. Thank gawd that nice Inspector Alleyn is on hand to clear things up.
About the Author
Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens of British mystery. Born in New Zealand, she was the author of 32 titles in the Inspector Roderick Alleyn series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Hard to believe, fish scales are an important clue in this amusing mystery
I first read this any years ago and was delighted to be able to do renew my acquaintance with one of the best Marsh has written!