Photo Finish (novel)

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Photo Finish
First edition
Author Ngaio Marsh
Language English
Series Roderick Alleyn
Genre Detective fiction
Publisher Collins Crime Club
Publication date
Media type Print ()
Pages 262
ISBN 0-00-231857-1
Preceded by Grave Mistake
Followed by Light Thickens

Photo Finish (novel) is a detective novel by Ngaio Marsh; it is the thirty-first, and penultimate, novel to feature Roderick Alleyn, and was first published in 1980. The novel takes place on a millionaire's private island in New Zealand, and features the world premiere of an opera entitled The Alien Corn, after the Biblical story of Ruth. The novel's central character bears a striking resemblance to Maria Callas.