"Though tart noir specialist Duffy (The Hidden Room, 2017, etc.) might seem an unlikely choice to flesh out the skeleton Marsh left behind, fans will be hard-pressed to find the joint between the two writers. Only the interminable denouement departs from Marsh's ruthlessly efficient last acts."
Marsh (1895-1982) gets her turn at resurrection in a posthumous tale, barely begun during World War II and set aside, that finds Scotland Yard's DCI Roderick Alleyn sorely distracted from his secret mission in Marsh's native New Zealand by the alarums and excursions of one wild night.
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