By Ngaio Marsh

ISBN-10: 0312966032

ISBN-13: 9780312966034

Whereas such a lot international struggle II novels are set in England or France or Germany (or, sometimes, within the some distance East), color Scheme is decided at a mud-baths hotel in rural New Zealand, as soon as sacred to the Maori and now run through the very English Colonel Claire, a drastically great fellow and a disastrously undesirable businessman. His enterprise is close to being taken over through a neighborhood blowhard who may possibly at top be disagreeable and at worst a Nazi secret agent. To deal with the latter danger, Inspector Alleyn has been despatched to the inn, operating counterespionage. yet there's a seize: He's in hide. or even the canniest readers can have difficulty selecting him out from the resort's motley solid of characters.

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Over a crest in the road Altman could see flashing lights and hear sirens, growing steadily louder. As Randall ran toward them, gesturing wildly, Altman collected the weapons. He glanced at Bob Fletcher's body. Murdering Howard Desmond and trying to murder Andy Carter—well, those had been to cover up his original crimes. But what had been the sergeant's motive for killing the two women in Greenville last year? Maybe the anger at being left by his wife had boiled over. Maybe he'd had a secret affair with one of the victims, which had turned sour, and he'd decided to stage her death as a random act of violence.

I mean, never. " Altman hadn't known this, but he could certainly have deduced it. Gordon Wallace was the Greenville Tribune's sole crime reporter and must've spent sixty, seventy hours a week banging out copy, to judge by the number of stories appearing under his byline every day. " "A murder mystery. I'll get to that. . I'm reading along and I'm irritated," the reporter continued, "because somebody'd circled some passages. " Altman grunted distractedly. He was head of Homicide in a burg with a small-town name but big-city crime statistics.

That's how I'd look at this madman: an act of God. A couple of people got killed and you were injured because of that. You can't do anything about those women. But you can help yourself and your family to move on. " Altman lifted an impressed eyebrow at the moving sales pitch. Wallace fell silent and, glancing at the detective, shrugged. He held the receiver to his ear for a moment, listening. Finally he nodded and glanced at Altman. " Altman took the phone. " came the tentative voice through the phone.

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