Scales of Justice

Scales of Justice

Book - 2014
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Scales of Justice is most powerfully reminiscent of Agatha Christie, with its setting in an almost unspeakably charming little English village, and its cast of inbred aristocrats. When one of the aristos turns up dead next to the local trout-stream with a trout at his side everyone is dreadfully upset, but really, just a tad irritated as well: Murder is so awfully messy. Thank gawd that nice Inspector Alleyn is on hand to clear things up.
Publisher: New York : Felony & Mayhem Press, 2014
Characteristics: 249 pages ; 21 cm
Edition: Felony & Mayhem edition
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Copyright Date: ©1955
ISBN: 9781937384999 (softcover)
1937384993 (softcover)
Call Number: FICTION MARSH

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Jan 22, 2017

Ngaio Marsh brings the 1950's English countryside to life in this funny and clever murder mystery. The picturesque town of Swevenings has its full share of privileged upper-class personalities, but also some likable "commoners". The murder itself is solved by Inspector Alleyn with the help of a cat and a couple of trout.

Personally, I find Marsh's books very similar to Agatha Christie's - but with a bit more complexity, insight, and humor. You'll enjoy this book if you like a well-written, cozy murder mystery.

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