Colour Scheme

Colour Scheme  
1st edition
Author(s) Ngaio Marsh
Language English
Series Roderick Alleyn
Genre(s) Detective fiction
Publisher Collins
Publication date 1943
Media type Print ()
Preceded by Death and the Dancing Footman
Followed by Died in the Wool

Colour Scheme is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the twelfth novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1943. The novel takes place in New Zealand during World War II; the plot involves suspected Nazi activity at a hot springs resort on the New Zealand coast and a gruesome murder whose solution exposes the spies. Alleyn himself is working for military intelligence in their counterespionage division; it is not until the very end of the book that one of its characters is revealed to be Inspector Alleyn in disguise. Marsh's next novel Died in the Wool also concerns Alleyn's counterespionage work in New Zealand.

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