Black as He's Painted: Roderick Alleyn Series, Book 28
Portrait of a murder... Superintendent Roderick Alleyn's old school chum-- whom his wife Troy longs to paint-- is now President of Ng'ombwana, a brand-new African republic. This handsome, charismatic dictator has enemies of every stripe: from ruddy-faced ex-colonists to new rivals, from dispossessed businessmen to racist crackpots. But when a ceremonial spear deals death at his lavish embassy party in London, Alleyn must decipher the victim's last utterance and expose an assassin's true colors...
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|Grouped Work ID||e2ac481f-d6b6-4c18-6c3e-a19c8f243ffe|
|Grouping Title||black as he s painted|
|Grouping Author||marsh ngaio|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-10-25 23:12:55PM|
|Last Indexed||2020-10-26 00:31:53AM|
|display_description||Ng'ombwana is a (fictional) African nation to have emerged in the wake of colonialism; as it happens, its President is Inspector Alleyn's old school chum, the "Boomer." Old school ties being what they are, the Boomer – making an official visit to London – insists that Alleyn handle his security, rather than Her Majesty's Special Branch. The Special Branch is not best pleased about this, as the Boomer is known to have some very deadly enemies, and the threats only increase when the Ng'ombwanan ambassador is killed. Happily for the Boomer, not only is Alleyn up to the task, but he is assisted by the rescued cat Lucy Lockett, who may have lost her pocket but proves extremely adept at finding clues.|
|series||Roderick Alleyn mysteries|
|series_with_volume||Roderick Alleyn mysteries|28|
|title_display||Black as He's Painted|
|title_full||Black as He's Painted Roderick Alleyn Series, Book 28|
|title_short||Black as He's Painted|
|title_sub||Roderick Alleyn Series, Book 28|