While looking into the theft of several precious artifacts, Alleyn is called to investigate a murder of Charles Rankin at a gathering that includes Agatha Troy, his girlfriend. Rankin had brought a precious dagger to the event. Complicating things further is that Troy is close to these people and resents some of Alleyn's questioning. A parallel and inter-related crime for Alleyn is to identify the art thieves. Written by
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The novel 'A Man Lay Dead"' was published in 1932, but this adaptation takes place sometime after 1946. See more
Ros couldn't have murdered Charles. She really loved him.
Chief Inspector Alleyn
Well, I'm sorry, Troy, but in my experience love is a very powerful motive for murder.