Black As He's Painted
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Herenya - LibraryThing
This one of Marsh’s later murder mysteries. The president of a (fictional) newly-independent African country visits London and a murder occurs at the embassy. This one is a mixture of things I really ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - NormaDruid - LibraryThing
Ngaio Marsh, being a New Zealander, was fascinated by color and racial differences and used them many times in her books. She was probably more sensitive to the Maori people than to Africans, but I ... Read full review