Publication: Constable, 2009, London
First edition. Signed by the author. Fine in fine dust jacket. It promised to be the perfect vacation with every modern convenience: exotic terraced gardens complete with an English folly, thirty-eight varieties of ice cream, and plenty of cocktails. Antonia Darcy and Hugh Payne never seriously imagined they would encounter anything worse than extravagance in this idyllic setting. But an uninvited guest at the garden party given in their honor makes Antonia his confidante. Not only does he claim to have witnessed the strangling of beautiful, wayward Marigold Leighton, he also insists it was their host Roman Songhera, the uncrowned king of Goa, who had committed the murder.
Inventory Number: 27853