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Book Title: 
ISBN: 
0006512380
Series: 
Roderick Alleyn
Year of Publication: 
1999
1943
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Author Information
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Categories & Groupings
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Classics
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Book Synopsis

Often regarded as her most interesting book and set on New Zealand's North Island, Ngaio Marsh herself considered this to be her best-written novel. It was a horrible death -- Maurice Questing was lured into a pool of boiling mud and left there to die. Chief Inspector Roderick Alleyn, far from home on a wartime quest for German agents, knew that any number of people could have killed him: the English exiles he'd hated, the New Zealanders he'd despised or the Maoris he'd insulted. Even the spies he'd thwarted -- if he wasn't a spy himself...

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