When their guide disappears mysteriously in the depths of a Roman basilica, the members of Mr. Sebastian Mailer’s tour group seem strangely unperturbed. But when a body is discovered in an Etruscan sarcophagus, Superintendent Alleyn, in Rome incognito on the trail of an international drug racket, is very much concerned....
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By Mack Tennyson on 05-07-16
Can't go wrong with Ngaio Marsh
Very unique plot. You are left pulling for the murderer. I enjoyed the novelty of the plot and the Roman location.
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By John on 28-10-17
YIKES..!!.. Naigo missed the mark on this one.!
Naigo tried to write something " hip"
and " with it"... centering around the drug culture of the time was a mistake.
It was altogether cringe worthy..I was embarrassed for her.. we expect grace and erudition from her not slang..
And as for the narrator trying out different accents throughout the book
He would get lost with the Italian attempt and wound up sounding like
Dracula in a grade B horror movie.. if it weren't so sad ,.. it would have been funny...