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Final Curtain (1947)
by Ngaio Marsh
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312966059, Mass Market Paperback)
A Shakespearean actor takes his final bow.
Troy Alleyn, Inspector Roderick Alleyn's beautiful young wife, is engaged to paint a portrait of Sir Henry Ancred, famed Shakespearean actor and family patriarch, but she senses all is not well in the dreary castle of Ancreton. When old Henry is found dead after a suspicious dinner and an unfortunate family fracas, Troy enlists the impeccable aid of her husband to determine who among a cast of players would have a motive for murder-and the theatrical gift to carry it out.
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Beautiful Troy Alleyn, artist wife of Inspector Alleyn, had been warned about the famed old Shakespearean actor and his eccentric household. But she was not prepared for their acts of malice and mischief. Now Sir Henry is dead, after a large and lethal birthday dinner of champagne and crayfish--and after changing his will in favor of his glamorous young fianc∆?? And Troy was suddenly star witness in one of her husband's most sensational cases to determine which of the flamboyant characters brought down the final curtain and turned a drawing room farce into tragedy.
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