Book Reviews of Overture to Death (Roderick Alleyn, Bk 8)

Overture to Death (Roderick Alleyn, Bk 8)
Overture to Death - Roderick Alleyn, Bk 8
Author: Ngaio Marsh
ISBN-13: 9780312964252
ISBN-10: 0312964250
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Overture to Death (Roderick Alleyn, Bk 8) on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This series is for when you have the time to read about a world that is living at a different pace. The luxuary of all the wonderful details plus a police procedural exploring all the facts of the case. Wonderful. Two spinisters in a small village cause havoc and possibly murder.
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Helpful Score: 1
A classic puzzle mystery with all of the trimmings. I like Marsh's books more consistantly than i like Christies, and this one is no exception.
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Helpful Score: 1
This Inspector Alleyn mystery is full of interesting characters. One of the things I like about Ngaio Marsh's peripheral characters, is that they sometimes reappear, maybe years later, in some capacity with regard to a new mystery. Alleyn returns to a remote village to visit friends made in a prior episode. Marsh's rich characters and interesting storyline take the suspense to the end.
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Amateur actors set the stage for murder...
Who in the quiet village of Chipping would kill wealthy spinster Idris Campanula? Plenty of people, among them her fellow cast members from a troubled charity production. Miss Campanula was a spiteful gossip, gleefully destroying others' lives merely for her won excitement. But once Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives, he quickly realizes that the murderer might have killed the wrong woman-and may soon stage a repeat performance...
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Who in the quiet village of Chipping would kill weathly spinter Idris Campanula? Plenty of people, among them her fellow cast members from a troubled charity production. Miss Campanula was a spiteful gossip, gleefully destroying others' lives....