Scales of Justice Author:Ngaio Marsh A group of country families have lived in the village Swevenings for many years. They do not always get on and there are arguments over who has fishing rights to precisely which stretch of river. When one of the anglers is found dead it is thought that maybe an argument had escalated especially as a very large trout - known as the Old `Un has fi... more »nally met is match and is also lying dead beside the angler.
But murders are rarely simple and Roderick Alleyn is called in to investigate. An observant District Nurse who sees more than her patients might want her too; a scandal from the past which connects two of the families; young love which threatens to turn into a Montagu and Capulet situation and a matriarch who is far from stupid make for a difficult investigation for Scotland Yard.« less