No one is more popular on London's champagne and caviar circuit than charming Lord Gospell. However, on the morning after the year's most glittering ball, someone finds a reason to asphyxiate "Bunchy" Gospell in a taxi headed across town. Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn is called in to find out who killed his old friend, and to cleverly unwind a tangle of murky secrets that began far from the ballroom floor.
This copy replaces my old one that was coming apart. It's Ngaio Marsh at her best, an intricate mystery, a fascinating background, a cast of interesting and believable characters, very good writing; a book you can re-read even when you know exactly whodunit and how he gets found out.