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Singing in the Shrouds (1958)
by Ngaio Marsh
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All aboard for murder
The Cape Farewell steams out to sea, carrying a serial strangler who says it with flowers and a little song. Behind, on a fogbound London dock, lies his latest lovely victim; and on board, working undercover to identify him before he strikes again, is Inspector Roderick Alleyn. But-with a collection of neurotic, bombastic, shifty, and passionate passengers at one another's throats-how long can he keep the investigation on course?
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The police found the third corpse on a wharf in the Pool of London, her body covered with flower petals and pearls. Within the hour the killer was safe at sea - and among his fellow-passengers were four potential victims.One cold night the police find their third corpse on the quayside - covered with flower petals and pearls. When a cargo ship with nine passengers sets sail Superintendent Roderick Alleyn joins it at Portsmouth - the murderer is known to be on board.
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