Author: Ngaio Marsh
Cover artist: John L. Baker (or is that the book owner's signature in the bottom left corner?)
Yours for: make an offer
- New Zealand in the House!
- Uh, that tie is not white.
- Henry was busy entertaining no one with his drunken soft shoe routine when the Rolls Royce came creeping around the corner.
- I contend that there is no way Henry can see that car, despite the fact that he *appears* to be looking at it.
- I would say that Henry looks like he's sliding across a newly waxed floor, but in fact he appears to be levitating.
- Whoa! That is not the author pic I'd use to sell pulp fiction. She looks like she's dreamily recalling the Good Old Days (i.e. the reign of Queen Victoria).
- LOVE the apostrophe-as-abbreviation marker on 'PHONE. Marsh was always so street, always hip to the lingo of kids those days, etc.
"The ball was a great success, I believe."
"Yes. Lady Carrados was born under a star of hospitality. It is always a source of wonderment to me why one ball should be a great success and another offering the same band, caterer and guests an equally great failure."
It is always a source of wonderment to me that anyone ever found aristocrats inherently interesting.
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