Overture to Death Author:Ngaio Marsh This is a British edition. — It was planned as an acto of charity; a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. — But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play. A chord was stuck. a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead. — A case of infatuation for the brilliant Inspector Alleyn. — The younger son of ... more »a Buckinghamshire family, Roderick Alleyn was educated at Eton and joined the CID from the diplomatic service. In the course of a successful career (Alleyn eventually achieved the rank of Chief Superintendent) he had travelled widely, often accompanied by his longtime associate, Inspector Fox.
Roderick Alleyn is married to the celebrated painter, Agatha Troy. They have on son.« less