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Singing in the Shrouds (Roderick Alleyn, Bk 20)
Singing in the Shrouds - Roderick Alleyn, Bk 20 Author:Ngaio Marsh All aboard for murder — The Cape Farewell steams out to sea, carrying a serial strangler who says it with flowers and a little song. Behind, on a fogbound London dock, lies his latest lovely victim; and on board, working undercover to identify him before he strikes again, is Inspector Roderick Alleyn. But -- with a collection of n... more »eurotic, bombastic, shifty, and passionate passengers at one another's throats -- how long can he keep the investigation on course?« less
This is a good story. A merchant ship may be carrying a serial killer amongst its few passengers. The psychological side of the crime is explored a bit because of the nature of the killings and behaviors of the passengers. Marsh always creates characters that become very real.