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A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, Bk 1)
A Man Lay Dead - Roderick Alleyn, Bk 1
Author: Ngaio Marsh
It's All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Murdered. — At Sir Hubert Handesley's country house party, five guests have gathered for the uproarious parlor game of "Murder." Yet no one is laughing when the lights come up on an actual corpse, the good-looking and mysterious Charles Rankin. Scotland Yard's Inspector Roderi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780002316828
ISBN-10: 000231682X
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 176
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Publisher: Collins Crime
Book Type: Hardcover
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This is a traditional murder mystery with a group of visitors on a country estate for the weekend. If you like Agatha Christie, you'll like Ngaio Marsh.
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The first Roderick Alleyn mystery did not overly impress. . . everyone's motivations seemed muddied (especially the lead detective's), the Russian aspect was sensational to the point of ridiculousness, and the decision to reenact the crime was baffling. Still, if you've exhausted Christie and Sayers and want another Golden Age British detective novel, it fits the bill. . .
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