A parody, and a darkly comic deconstruction, of the classic interwar crime novel. Ngaio Marsh stars as the smart, tormented heroine of the story. Nationwide television news coverage of Blue Blood after its publication dwelt on whether or not the novel cruelly defames of a cultural icon of New Zealand.
Claudia Marquis, journalist, Auckland: 'an enjoyable hour or two of bitchy pleasure.'
Kim Worthington, journalist, Wellington: 'this awful little novel.'
Robert Jones, editor, Harper Collins New York: 'Stevan Eldred-Grigg is a wonderful writer.'
Horsham House Publishers
ISBN 0 140 26484 1