Despite two husbands being dead and a daughter marrying the wrong man, no one believed Sybil Foster was the type to commit suicide, especially Superintenent Roderick Alleyn. For the field was ripe with unfortunate engagements - one of them a very grave mistake...
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Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in New Zealand in 1895 and died in February 1982. She wrote over 30 detective novels and many of her stories have theatrical settings, for Ngaio Marsh's real passion was the theatre. She was both actress and producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public's interest in the theatre. It was for this work that the received what she called her 'damery' in 1966.Review:
'Splendid intelligence, wit and sheer skill of storytelling.' Sunday Telegraph 'Marvellous a really good book.' Daily Mail 'Irresistible Grave Mistake is a superb book. It's time to compare Agatha Christie to Ngaio Marsh instead of the other way around.' New York Magazine 'Ngaio Marsh fans will be in seventh heaven.' New York Times 'A brilliant traditional detective story by Dame Ngaio: two bodies in a grave, a stolen stamp, a suicide that wasn't. Impossible to say much more without revealing the tell-tale clues so cleverly sown in our path.' Evening Standard 'Reading a Ngaio Marsh mystery is like being in the company of a gracious, spirited raconteur.' Newsweek 'Make no mistake Grave Mistake is a classic in its field.' New York Times Book Review
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002909213
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002231695