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A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, Bk 1)
A Man Lay Dead - Roderick Alleyn, Bk 1
Author: Ngaio Marsh
Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens (she has been called the empress) of England's Golden Age of mystery fiction. And in true Golden Age fashion, her oeuvre opens with, yes, a country-house party between the two world wars -- servants bustling, gin flowing, the gentlemen in dinner jackets, the ladies all slink and smolder. Even more delicious:...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781934609842
ISBN-10: 1934609846
Publication Date: 11/16/2011
Pages: 224
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Publisher: Felony & Mayhem
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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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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