A classic Ngaio Marsh novel reissued in B-format. The Crime was committed on stage at the Unicorn Theatre, when an unloaded gun fired a very real bullet; the Victim was Arthur Surbonadier, an actor clawing his way to stardom using blackmail instead of talent; the Suspects included two unwilling girlfriends and several relieved blackmail victims. The stage was set for one of Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn's most baffling cases...
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(197mm x 130mm x mm)
HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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First American appearance of another episode in Inspector Allyn's crime file. This has to do with theater, actors, scandal and drugs. First dealer a nasty piece of business whom the whole case and producer had reason to hate. Alleyn finesses information leading to second deader and a stage set for catching the killer. Slick but slim. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Ngaio Marsh
Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in New Zealand in 1895 and died in February 1982. She wrote over 30 detective novels and many of her stories have theatrical settings, for Ngaio Marsh's real passion was the theatre. She was both actress and producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public's interest in the theatre. It was for this work that the received what she called her 'damery' in 1966.