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Hand In Glove (Roderick Alleyn Mysteries) (original 1962; edition 1999)
by Ngaio Marsh
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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 ...
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