WHEN ON a cold February night the cargo ship Cape Farewell sails from the Port of London, she carries nine passengers one of whom is a murderer. At the moment of departure the latest victim of this pathological killer, a girl with flowers, is found dead on the quayside. Which is why Superintendent Roderick Alleyn joins the ship at Portsmouth on the most difficult assignment of his professional career. This account of mounting tension among apparently normal people, culminates in the inevitable moment of death. Ngaio Marsh achieves a triumph on a level with such famous detective stories as Surfeit of Lampreys, Scales of Justice, and Off with his Head.
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