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A Man Lay Dead - Ngaio Marsh
A Man Lay Dead
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3.09 160
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780006512516 (0006512518)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
Series: Roderick Alleyn 1 (#1)
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Hooked on Books
Hooked on Books rated it
3.5 Detective Inspector Roderick Allen Series Book #1
I've been meaning to try Ngaio Marsh's books for a while so when I came across A Man Lay Dead in my hunt for another country house mystery to read, I figured I could kill two birds with one dagger stone, so to speak. In this first book, we're introduced to the star of the series, Detective Inspector...
Tomes and Tea Leaves
Tomes and Tea Leaves rated it
3.5 A Man Lay Dead, Inspector Alleyn #1
This is a classic, country house murder mystery, and the first of the Alleyn mysteries. I really think Marsh is at her best writing this sort of English countryside whodunit. A weekend house party leads to a body with a ceremonial dagger thrust in its back. In the house there are blossoming relation...
mayhap rated it
The problem with writing a brilliant and beloved series character is that no one is going to stop revisiting your awkward first novel about him.
AmySea rated it
A Man Lay Dead is a British murder mystery of the classic British murder mystery format. Lots of potential suspects at a weekend party/get-together at some fancy mansion, everything is, "just so ghastly," and all the women are, "so dreadfully frightened." Meh. Nothing special here, really, but it...
wealhtheow rated it
A young reporter is enjoying an upper-class British house party when abruptly, someone is found dead! I can't say I enjoyed this. There's an entire subplot concerning a Bolshevic satanic cult (?!) that goes nowhere, and isn't even an effective red herring. This is the first Inspector Alleyn book,...
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