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Black As He's Painted / Last Ditch / Grave Mistake

(A book in the Roderick Alleyn Omnibus series)
An omnibus of novels by

Commemorating 75 years since the Empress of Crime's first book, the tenth volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries.

Called in to help with security arrangements for a presidential reception at a London embassy, Chief Superintendent Alleyn ensures the house and grounds are stiff with police. Nevertheless, an assassin strikes, and Alleyn finds no shortage of help, from Special Branch to a tribal court - and a small black cat named Lucy Lockett...

Young Rickie Alleyn has come to the Channel Islands to write, but village life seems tedious - until he finds the stablehand in a ditch, dead from an unlucky jump. But Rickie notices something strange and his father, Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, is discreetly summoned to the scene, when Rickie disappears...

With two husbands dead, a daughter marrying the wrong man and a debilitating disease, it is no wonder that Sybil Foster took her own life. But Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn doesn't believe she was the type to kill herself - and he thinks someone else has made a very grave mistake...

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

January 2010 : UK Paperback

Title: Black As He's Painted / Last Ditch / Grave Mistake (The Ngaio Marsh Collection, Book 10)
Author(s): Ngaio Marsh
ISBN: 0-00-732878-8 / 978-0-00-732878-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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