Died in the Wool

by Ngaio Marsh | Mystery & Thrillers | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0006161510 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Heaven-Ali of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 7/6/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by Heaven-Ali from Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on Tuesday, September 25, 2012
On a summer evening in 1942 in New Zealand a formidable woman MP Florence (Flossie) Rubrick walks through the grounds of her home on a famous sheep farm, to the wool shed to practise her forthcoming speech. No one sees her again. Three weeks later she turns up at a wool auction, gruesomely packed tightly into a bale of wool.

A year later, Flossie’s husband’s nephew Fabian Losse asks Roderick Alleyn – who is in New Zealand to undertake investigations for the government – to look again at the case. He invites Alleyn to Mount Moon the family home and sheep farm, to meet the members of the household who were there at the time of Flossie’s murder. They include Flossie’s niece Ursula Harme, and nephew Douglas Grace, Terence Lynne, Florence’s secretary and Markins a manservant. Alleyn also meets several of the wool workers particularly Cliff Johns, the son of the manager, who had been a particular favourite of Florence’s and in whom she had taken a rather odd special interest. Two of these people, Fabian Losse and Douglas Grace are in the process of an engineering design that will be vital to the war. There is some suggestion that details of their plans have been leaked, this sort of investigation fits Alleyn’s brief in New Zealand, and so he is justified in investigating Florence’s murder while looking into the possible leaking of wartime secrets.

Journal Entry 2 by Heaven-Ali at SlackSpace in Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Thursday, September 27, 2012

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Journal Entry 3 by ChinaSourcer at Colchester, Essex United Kingdom on Monday, October 22, 2012
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