Life imitates art in award-winning author Ngaio Marsh's second book, published in 1935. The brilliant Inspector Roderick Alleyn must discover who put the real bullet in a prop gun when a quarrel in a star's dressing room echoes the script of a new play.
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"It's time to start comparing Christine to Marsh instead of the other way around." --New York magazineAbout the Author:
Dame Ngaio Marsh DBE (3 April 1895 – 18 February 1982), born Edith Ngaio Marsh, was a New Zealand crime writer and theatre director. She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1966. Internationally Marsh is known primarily for her creation Inspector Roderick Alleyn, a gentleman detective who works for the Metropolitan Police (London). Thus she is one of the “Queens of Crime” alongside Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Margery Allingham.
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