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   False Scent, by Ngaio Marsh  
 
  Novel, first publication in 1960
 
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      In a poisonous cloud of spray, the curtain falls on a drama queen.

    Little did beloved British actress Mary Bellamy know that she would be done in at her own birthday party-choked by toxic mist from the bottle of "Slaypest," a deadly insecticide. Basking in the glow of her most adoring fans-who all happened to be her most duplicitous enemies-Mary would make her final performance. When Superintendent Roderick Alleyn arrives, he smells a rat amongst the contemptuous collection of theatre types detained at the party, for this case has the unmistakable scent of murder...

     
     
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  • Rodderick Alleyn (#21)

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