Author(s) Ngaio Marsh Language English Series Roderick Alleyn Genre(s) Detective fiction Publisher Collins Publication date 1943 Media type Print () ISBN NA 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.
Roderick Alleyn books by Ngaio Marsh NovelsA Man Lay Dead · Enter a Murderer · The Nursing Home Murder · Death in Ecstasy · Vintage Murder · Artists in Crime · Death in a White Tie · Overture to Death · Death at the Bar · Surfeit of Lampreys · Death and the Dancing Footman · Colour Scheme · Died in the Wool · Final Curtain · Swing Brother Swing · Opening Night · Spinsters in Jeopardy · Scales of Justice · Off With His Head · Singing in the Shrouds · False Scent · Hand in Glove · Dead Water · Death at the Dolphin · Clutch of Constables · When in Rome · Tied Up in Tinsel · Black As He's Painted · Last Ditch · Grave Mistake · Photo Finish · Light Thickens ·
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