Artists in Crime by Ngaio Marsh

Artists in Crime

Roderick Alleyn #6

Ngaio Marsh

fiction crime mystery mysterious slow-paced

316 pages | first published 1938


It was a bizarre pose for beautiful model Sonia Gluck--and her last. For in the draperies of her couch lay a fatal dagger, and behind her murder lies all the intrigue and acid-etched temperament of an artist's colony. Called in to investigate, Sco...
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mysterious 100%
lighthearted 30%
adventurous 20%
dark 20%
funny 20%
relaxing 20%
tense 10%


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