|Dr. Armstrong in Desyat Negrityat|
|A red herring swallowed one...|
And, admittedly, the timely (and fortuitous) appearance of Armstrong’s drowned corpse sends events spiralling down into their final lethal maelstrom (the Pocket paperback edition of this title that I read back in the 1970s memorably illustrates this scene). This was a death that to me has always felt necessitated more by plot mechanics than “justice.” This is one Indian Island death that has always seemed to me out of proportion with the crime.