From the Publisher:
When one of Lord Pastern’s infamous jokes turns into the “accidental” death of a nightclub band member, Inspector Alleyn hears the unmistakable music of murder.
One of my favourite Marsh mysteries. Mainly because of all the times I laughed out loud while reading this. I love Marsh’s descriptions, her quirky cast of characters, the overall mystery. Yes, I do acknowledge that this mystery was not really believable, and neither were the characters, but the main reason I read is for the enjoyment factor. I don’t expect mysteries to make me laugh out loud, unless I’m reading Georgette Heyer, but this one did, therefore it gets high points in my opinion. I also like the fact that Alleyn’s presence was felt all the way from the beginning.