One has to admit that the timing was peculiar. No one could doubt that Mr. Percival Pyke Period was genuinely distraught to hear that his neighbor, Harry Cartell, had turned up dead in a ditch. But how is it that Mr. Percival Pyke came to write the letter of condolence before the body was found? And how is it that Mr. Cartell came to inspire such violence? Yes he was boring, yes he was stuffy, but who would kill a man for the crime of being a bad conversationalist? If tediousness has become grounds for murder, Inspector Alleyn shudders to think of the body-count to come.
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Ngaio Marsh was one of the celebrated queens of the traditional British mystery, alongside Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy Sayers. She is the author of 32 novels in the Inspector Alleyn series. She was born in New Zealand and lived both in New Zealand and England.
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Book Description Collins Crime, 1981. Book Condition: Good. New Ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP26287464
Book Description Collins Crime, 1981. Book Condition: Good. Little wear to boards. Content lightly toned with slight spotting to closed page ends. DJ has some sunning. Reprint. Bookseller Inventory # 9999-9995022606
Book Description Collins Crime Club, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1981 reprint Collins Crime Club hardback edition; VG ex-library book, from the now-closed Maze prison library, with dealer's certificate of veracity; Maze books are generally less used than public library books, have few library markings; the unclipped dj has been protected in a plastic sleeve but is spine-sunned; UK dealer, immediate dispatch. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 10831