The quiet village of Swevenings seemed an English pastoral paradise, until the savagely beaten body of a lord was found near a tranquil stream. Suddenly, the playground of British bluebloods has been soiled by murder and the lowest sort of intrigue. But if anyone can clean it up, it's the famous Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard.More
"A handsome bit of craftsmanship - a classical detective story, with lots of suspects." (The London Times)
"She writes better than Christie." (The New York Times)
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A good crime well told
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