From the Publisher:
The art of detection gets clouded by desire.
It was a bizarre pose for beautiful model Sonia Gluck-and her last. For in the draperies of her couch lay a fatal dagger, and behind her murder lies all the intrigue and acid-etched temperament of an artist's colony. Called in to investigate, Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderick Alleyn finds his own passions unexpectedly stirred by the feisty painter Agatha Troy-brilliant artist and suspected murderess.
Ngaio Marsh: Artists in Crime. St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312963599 (October, 1997); 256 p., $6.99