A Surfeit of Lampreys / Death and the Dancing Footman / Colour Scheme (The Ngaio Marsh Collection, Book 4) Paperback
by Ngaio Marsh
Part of the The Ngaio Marsh Collection series
Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime's first book, the fourth volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.
SURFEIT OF LAMPREYS The Lampreys were a peculiar family.
They entertained their guests with charades - like rich Uncle Gabriel, who was always such a bore.
The Lampreys thought if they jollied him up he would bail them out of poverty again.
But Uncle Gabriel meets a violent end, and Chief Inspector Alleyn had to work out which of them killed him...DEATH AND THE DANCING FOOTMAN It begins as an entertainment: eight people, many of them adversaries, gathered for a winter weekend by a host with a love for theatre.
It ends in snowbound disaster. Everyone has an alibi - and a motive as well. But Roderick Alleyn soon realizes that it all hangs on Thomas, the dancing footman...COLOUR SCHEME It was a horrible death -lured into a pool of boiling mud and left to die.
Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for enemy agents, knows that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated, the New Zealanders he'd despised, or the Maoris he'd insulted.
Even the spies he'd thwarted...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 864 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 29/10/2009
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9780007328727