Died in the Wool
Edition language: English
Series: Roderick Alleyn 1 (#13)
Another of the New Zealand Alleyns, this book is most definitely a character study, and takes the format of the key witnesses each giving their own version of events, and of the murdered person. This is not a version I particularly enjoy, but it's well done here and the story satisfying over all.
I just didn't care very much, although I can see the comparison to Christie
[These notes were made in 1985:]. In the best tradition of gruesome deaths, the hapless victim of this one, an elderly female, is bonked on the head and then smothered in the centre of a bale of wool. However, it is not simply the murder that brings Alleyn all the way out to New Zealand, but a susp...
This is one of those in which a lot of the book is people talking rather than acting. Still, quite decent.
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