From the Publisher:
The Lampreys were a charming, eccentric, happy-go-lucky family, teetering on the edge of financial ruin. Until the gruesome murder of their uncle -- an unpleasant Marquis, who met his untimely death while leaving the Lamprey flat -- left them with a fortune. Now it's up to Inspector Roderick Alleyn to sift through the alibis to discover which Lamprey hides a ruthless killer behind an amiable facade...
Ngaio Marsh: Death of a Peer. St. Martin's Press; ISBN: 0312964277 (March, 1998); 320 p., $5.99