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Marsh is, again, center stage!,
This review is from: False Scent (Paperback)
To be "done in" at one's own birthday party is not exactly what one would wish for! But in
Ngaio Marsh's "False Scent," this is what happens. Kind of. Famed--and much revered--Mary
Bellamy of the London stage takes a whiff of her favorite perfume, and, poof, she's dead!
In typical Marsh fashion, of course, "False Scent" is off to the races, once again with
Superintendent Roderick Alleyn on the "scent," as it were. No odor is too powerful for him! The
allure of such crimes keeps him (and Marsh) going. The taciturn Alleyn moves in and out of the
local theatre circuit (or perhaps "circus") and methodically, systematically, and accurately
categorizing all clues, false and otherwise (and Marsh is good at this, too, as she's proved in over 30
What a web Dame Marsh weaves and what a journey it is for her readers. Hold on to your seats,this a blockbuster!