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Scales of Justice By Ngaio Marsh

Scales of Justice
by Ngaio Marsh

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Colonel Cartarette's body lies sprawled beside the River Chyne, beside him is the giant trout he has been trying to catch for years. They both died by violence - but it is the fish that will be playing the starring role in the murder investigation.
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Scales of Justice by Ngaio Marsh

A brutal murder with a golf club and an ingenious plot bursting with snobbery, suspicion , adultery and secrets -- to say nothing of the dreadful crime of catricide...The lives of the inhabitants of Swevenings are disrupted only by a fierce competition to catch the Old Un, a monster trout known to dwell in a beautiful stream which winds past their homes. Then one of their small community is found brutally murdered; beside him is the freshly killed trout. Both died by violence -- but Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn's murder investigation seems to be much more interested in the fish...

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Scales of Justice Reviews


Winner of a Crime Writers' Association 'Red Herring Award' in 1955 'The brilliant Ngaio Marsh ranks with Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers' Times Literary Supplement 'Excellently characterized, Miss Marsh's best yet. Observer 'The detection is first class. The whole affair is written with style and distinction.' BBC 'The finest writer in the English languange of the pure, classical puzzle whodunnit. Among the crime queens, Ngaio Marsh stands out as an Empress.' The Sun

About 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 she received what she called her 'damery' in 1966.

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GOR003541812
Scales of Justice by Ngaio Marsh
Ngaio Marsh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
1999-04-19
272
0006512429
9780006512424
N/A
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