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New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 1998, c1935.
St. Martin's Paperbacks ed.
245 p. ; 17 cm.
St. Martin's dead letter mysteries
[Inspector Alleyn mystery]
Marsh, Ngaio, 1895-1982. Alleyn mysteries.
The crime was committed on stage at the theatre, when an unloaded gun fired a very real bullet; the victim was an actor clawing his way to stardom using blackmail instead of talent; the suspects included two unwilling girlfriends and several relieved blackmail victims. The stage was set for one of Chief Detective Inspector Alleyn's most baffling cases.
Originally published: London : Bles, 1935.