A Surfeit of Lampreys Paperback / softback
by Ngaio Marsh
Ngaio Marsh's most popular novel begins when a young New Zealander's first contact with the English gentry is the body of Lord Wutherford - with a meat skewer through the eye... The Lampreys had plenty of charm - but no cash.
They all knew they were peculiar - and rather gloried in it.
The double and triple charades, for instance, with which they would entertain their guests - like rich but awful Uncle Gabriel, who was always such a bore.
The Lampreys thought if they jollied him up he would bail them out - yet again. Instead, Uncle Gabriel met a violent end. And Chief Inspector Alleyn had to work our which of them killed him...
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 08/12/1998
- Category: Classic crime
- ISBN: 9780006512363
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