Colour Scheme - Inspector Roderick Alleyn Author:Ngaio Marsh A spa-goer resorts to murder. — Even down in New Zealand, war-fueled spy fever is running wild. Near the decaying sulphur springs of Colonel and Mrs. Claire, the strange lights and signals being sent to foreign ships at sea mean there's a spy in their midst. Soon an even darker sign appears -- a health-seeker with untoward intentions meets hi... more »s demise in the mud baths. And when meets his demise in the mud baths. And when a new arrival appears, one who possesses the cunning of a criminal and the insight of a psychologist, can Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn be far behind?« less
Ngaio Marsh's Inspector Roderick Alleyn serves part of WWII in New Zealand, working undercover. A resort full of odd characters seems to be the center of questionable activities and then murder. The setting is highly colorful and includes a Maori ceremony. A good one for mystery-lovers and those who enjoy armchair travels.