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Hand In Glove (Roderick Alleyn Mysteries) (original 1962; edition 1999)

by Ngaio Marsh

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Title:Hand In Glove (Roderick Alleyn Mysteries)
Authors:Ngaio Marsh
Info:St. Martin's Dead Letter (1999), Paperback, 256 pages
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Hand in Glove by Ngaio Marsh (1962)

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A good workmanlike Alleyn mystery, with a character link to "Swing Brother Swing". However the sense of period is slightly askew. Marsh may talk of Beatniks but the sensibility of the characters is resolutely pre-war. However if you enjoy her mysteries you will enjoy this one, particularly the the character of the revolting gangster's moll, Moppet! ( )
  Figgles | May 9, 2011 |
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Who had a hand in the murder of a country gent?

All manner of friction fills the English country house shared by genteel retiree Percival Pyke Period and fuddy-duddy lawyer Harry Cartell. Until one of them, after a flamboyant dowager's treasure hunt party, is found murdered-face down in the mire of an open drain. Which of Superintendent Roderick Alleyn's suspects-linked by a tangled set of relationships-wore a crucial, missing pair of gloves to commit this dirty deed?

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The April Fool's Day had been a roaring success for all, it seemed - except for poor Mr Cartell who had ended up in the ditch - for ever. Then there was the case of Mr Percival Pyke Period's letter of condolence, sent before the body was found, not to mention the family squabbles. It was a puzzling crime for Superintendent Alleyn ...… (more)

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