Hand in Glove - Dead Letter Mysteries Author:Ngaio Marsh Who had a hand in the murder of a country gent? — All manner of friction fills the English country house shared by genteel retiree Percival Pyke Period and fuddy-duddy lawyer Harry Cartell. Until one of them, after a flamboyant dowager's treasure hunt party, is found murdered-face down in the mire of an open drain. Which of Superintendent Roderic... more »k Alleyn's suspects-linked by a tangled set of relationships-wore a crucial, missing pair of gloves to commit this dirty deed?« less
Another wonderful addition to the Superintendent Allyn series. After a lavish treasure hunt at an English Manor House one of the guests is found murdered in a most unpleasant place, face down in the muck and mire of an open drain pipe. It is now up to Superintendent Allyn and his team (including Inspector Fox) to figure out which of the many suspects has done it. If you haven't read any of this series, you should - they are written in the classic style of Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.!
This was a good mystery. Alleyn trying to solve a mystery involving some suspects of the spoiled upper class who lie and evade over and over (a bit tedious). The characters are well developed, if not always likeable.