Thursday, May 09, 2013

Scales of Justice

Scales of Justice is the 18th in the Inspector Alleyn mystery series by Ngaio Marsh. This one was first published in 1955 and appears to be out of print. I found it at a Goodwill store. The characters aren't deep, I didn't care much about any of them, and the solution doesn't come as a shock; but it's a good enough book and fun to read. Not everything needs to be a masterpiece.

from google books:
Swevenings village is pretty as a picture, but its secrets are ugly; and its gentry dread the publication of Sir Harold Lacklander's memoirs. When one of them is murdered, Inspector Roderick Alleyn's investigation takes him through petty vendettas, an ex-commander's blend of whiskey and archery, and cocktails on the lawn with a femme fatale. But the motive he's angling for lies even deeper than the trout stream beneath the rustic bridge...
Not surprisingly perhaps, reviews are few.

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