Spine somewhat slanted. Jacket has 1/2" chip at bottom of spine. A bright, attractive copy.
"Light Thickens is the last book by one of the greatest of all mystery writers, the late Dame Ngaio Marsh. It seems that Peregrine Jay, director of London's Dolphin Theatre, has a tricky problem on his hands: how to stage MacBeth successfully with a volatile cast of eccentric actors, and despite some rather sinister goings-in, such as the disembodied head of Banquo's ghost that keeps turning up in strange places, the large swords left where they might kill someone, and several other disturbing deeds. Soon the entire cast, from the glamorous and shrewd Maggie Mannering to the moody and mercurial Simon Morten, is grumbling about the damned 'Scot's play'. Then one day Peregrine happens to be in the audience with his children to watch a performance. In the final scene, just before the curtain falls, the script calls for one spectacular moment of drama involving the claidheamh-mor, or claymore, a giant Scottish battle sword the actors use to stage fight scenes. But this time something is wrong, murderously wrong --- the gore on stage is real! Fortunately for them all, another member of the audience sees it too --- none other than Chief Superintendent Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard. Light Thickens is a superb conclusion to the long and celebrated writing career of Dame Ngaio Marsh, and to the ingenious investigations of Chief Superintendent Alleyn."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall