Boston, Little, Brown 
274 p. illus. 21 cm.
[Inspector Roderick Alleyn mystery]
Marsh, Ngaio, 1895-1982. Alleyn mysteries.
"Published in England in 1937."
New Zealand theatrical manager Alfred Meyer wanted to celebrate his wife's birthday in style. The pièce de résistance would be the jeroboam of champagne. But something went horribly wrong and Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn witnessed it himself.