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A Wreath for Rivera (aka Swing, Brother, Swing) (Roderick Alleyn, Bk 15)
A Wreath for Rivera - aka Swing, Brother, Swing - Roderick Alleyn, Bk 15 Author:Ngaio Marsh Red-hot jazz meets cold-blooded murder. — When Lord Pastern Bagott takes up with the hot music of Breezy Bellair and his Boys, his disapproving wife Cecile has more than usual to be unhappy about. The band's devastatingly handsome but roguish accordionist, Carlos Rivera, has taken a rather intense and mutual interest in her precious daughter ... more »Felicite. So when a bit of strange business goes awry and actually kills him, it's lucky that Inspector Roderick Alleyn is in the audience. Now Alleyn must follow a confusing score that features a chorus of family and friends desperate to hide the truth and perhaps shelter a murderer in their midst.« less
Inspector Alleyn is witness to the death of a musician while enjoying an evening at a club with his wife, Troy. A bickering peer and his wife, drug addiction, a secret gossip columnist and mistaken admirers must be dealt with before he can solve this case. Great characters and suspense to the end.