We had a little excitement this week. Our neighbors on the other side of the green belt somehow set the trees on fire. Josh and I ran over to see if they needed help. It was two women trying to put it out with buckets. We called 911 and soon the Fire Department took care of it. Good thing, too, because the winds were still strong and it might have quickly spread throughout the forest.
Clutch of Constables by Ngaio Marsh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
As the blurb says, this is classic Ngaio Marsh. There’s a reason why she’s one of my favorite mystery writers.
The characters are personable and lively. No one is a “type” or cardboard. The mystery had me going until the very end.
Investigator Alleyn is in the U.S. giving a lecture on how to find elusive criminals. He speaks of a specific criminal that they are currently searching for and what a master of disguises he is.
Little known to Alleyn, his wife, after an exhibition of her art, decided, on an impulse, has decided to embark on a boat trip up an English river to enjoy the lovely landscape.
She meets her fellow passengers, some strange, all very interesting. Little does she know that one of them is the very criminal that her husband is looking for.
This mystery had me going. I may have found it a little hard at first to keep track of all the characters, but I did get them sorted out and the ending, as always, was not what I expected.
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