From her first book in 1934 to her final volume just before her death in 1982, Ngaio Marsh's work has remained legendary, consistently compared to that of Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham and Dorothy L. Sayers. During her celebrated fifty-year career, Marsh was made a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, named Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire, won numerous prestigious awards and penned 32 mystery novels. So sit back, draw the curtains, lock the doors and put yourself in... read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful: Exceptionally Rich, December 5, 2001 Reviewer: gft from Biloxi, MS USA An unusually intriguing story concerning an African politician threatened with assasination and remarkably created characters mix to create my personal favorite of all Marsh novels, one which even surpasses the authors own exceptionally high standards. Every character is a jewel of the writer's art, and the complex story allows for a richer mystery than sometimes found in Marsh's work. Completely satisfying in every possible way.