Overture to Death Author:Ngaio Marsh Murder Strikes A Dissonant Chord! — No one particularly like old Miss Campanula, the wealthy, loathsome spinster who relished exposing well-kept secrets and using other peoples jelousies and fears against them. She spared no one in her ruthless probings-not the respected doctor; nor the venerable old squire; nor his virile and reckless heir. — But... more » Miss Campanula slumped over the keys while playing the opening bars of Rachmaninoff's romantic prelude, her body torn by the cruel explosion of a murder's bullet, the audience gathered for the amateur theatrical recoiled in collective horror.
Inspector Alleyn orchestrates a swift reprise before the killer can write additional movementsto his deadly symphony.« less