Artists in Crime is one of Ngaio Marshs’ thirty novels with Inspector Roderick Alleyn set in England in the 1930’s. I love this one because it introduces Agatha Troy, an artist and teacher, who Inspector Alleyn falls in love with. I love a little romance in a good mystery novel. 🙂
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Artists in Crime
It was a bizarre pose for beautiful model Sonia Gluck–and her last. For in the draperies of her couch lay a fatal dagger, and behind her murder lies all the intrigue and acid-etched temperament of an artist’s colony.
Called in to investigate, Scotland Yard’s Inspector Roderick Alleyn finds his own passions unexpectedly stirred by the fiesty painter Agatha Troy–brilliant artist and suspected murderess. First published in 1938.