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Review: Black As He's Painted (Roderick Alleyn #28)

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

When the president of an African state comes to visit London, Alleyn, his old school friend, is asked to convince him that he needs more security. When the ambassador with whom he's staying is ... Read full review

Review: Black As He's Painted (Roderick Alleyn #28)

User Review  - NC - Goodreads

Good Christie-like mystery. African ambassador and an embassy murder. Good twists. Read full review

Review: Black As He's Painted (Roderick Alleyn #28)

User Review  - Judy - Goodreads

The President of Ng'ombwana, a newly independent republic in Africa, is coming to London. There have been several assassination attempts on the President before he arrives in England and the Foreign ... Read full review

Review: Black As He's Painted (Roderick Alleyn #28)

User Review  - Krista - Goodreads

My least favorite Marsh book so far. Very dated and rather offensive to modern sensibilities. That said, please don't rewrite it and remove all allusions to the negro race as Marsh describes them ... Read full review

Review: Black As He's Painted (Roderick Alleyn #28)

User Review  - Elaine - Goodreads

Listened to well-narrated audio recording. Very British, very literate, very enjoyable---rather a jolly mystery. Recommend to fans of spirited but civilized whodoneits. Read full review

Review: Black As He's Painted (Roderick Alleyn #28)

User Review  - Kyrie - Goodreads

I just couldn't get into this story about a country getting independence and the former colonials and the way it was all mixed up. Read full review

Review: Black As He's Painted (Roderick Alleyn #28)

User Review  - Anne - Goodreads

The plot to assassinate the president of Ng'ombwana on his visit to London doesn't go as planned--or does it? I'm enjoying Ngaio Marsh's books, but I was pretty much able to guess where this one was going pretty early on. Still, the story itself was enjoyable so I listened through till the end. Read full review


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