Black As He's Painted (Roderick Alleyn Series #28)

Black As He's Painted (Roderick Alleyn Series #28)

by Ngaio Marsh


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Ng’ombwana is a (fictional) African nation to have emerged in the wake of colonialism; as it happens, its President is Inspector Alleyn’s old school chum, the "Boomer." Old school ties being what they are, the Boomer—making an official visit to London—insists that Alleyn handle his security, rather than Her Majesty’s Special Branch. The Special Branch is not best pleased about this, as the Boomer is known to have some very deadly enemies, and the threats only increase when the Ng’ombwanan ambassador is killed. Happily for the Boomer, not only is Alleyn up to the task, but he is assisted by the rescued cat Lucy Lockett, who may have lost her pocket but proves extremely adept at finding clues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631940484
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem, LLC
Publication date: 10/07/2015
Series: Roderick Alleyn Series , #28
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 482,545
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ngaio Marsh was one of the celebrated queens of the golden age; she is the author of 32 novels in the "Inspector Alleyn" series. In addition to writing, her great passion was theater. She was born in New Zealand.

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Black As He's Painted 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
gypsysmom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
You can't get much better for a classical mystery read than Ngaio Marsh. This time she takes on racism and emerging African countries.
NormaDruid on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ngaio Marsh, being a New Zealander, was fascinated by color and racial differences and used them many times in her books. She was probably more sensitive to the Maori people than to Africans, but I enjoyed her portraits and perceptions even so.Marsh's characters live in a richly imagined environment. I had as much fun reading about the neighborhood (especially the cat) as following the story.