A model is murdered in this “first-rate” detective story by the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master (Kirkus Reviews).
On a ship traveling back to England, Miss Agatha Troy finds Inspector Roderick Alleyn tedious and dull; he thinks she’s a bohemian cliché. They may be destined for romance, but there’s a murder in the way: No sooner has Alleyn settled in to his mother’s house, eager for a relaxing end to his vacation, than he gets a call that a model has been stabbed at the artists’ community down the road. And the talented Miss Troy is one of the community’s most prominent and outspoken members . . .
“The doyenne of traditional mystery writers.” —The New York Times
Worth reading for a distraction
Some problems with Uk slang terms but solution of crime is not affected. Mystery remains until last two chapters Most characters are credible Police work is methodical. There are a few aha’s that follow from careful attention to detail
Amusing collection of names