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Death in a White Tie - Ngaio Marsh
Death in a White Tie
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A body in the back of a taxi begins an elegantly constructed mystery, perhaps the finest of Marsh's 1930s novels. The season had begun. Debutantes and chaperones were planning their luncheons, teas, dinners, balls. And the blackmailer was planning his strategies, stalking his next victim. But... show more
A body in the back of a taxi begins an elegantly constructed mystery, perhaps the finest of Marsh's 1930s novels. The season had begun. Debutantes and chaperones were planning their luncheons, teas, dinners, balls. And the blackmailer was planning his strategies, stalking his next victim. But Chief Detective Inspector Roderick Alleyn knew that something was up. He had already planted his friend Lord Robert Gospell at the scene. But someone else got there first...
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ISBN: 9780006512578 (0006512577)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Edition language: English
Series: Roderick Alleyn 1 (#7)
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3.0 Death in a White Tie (Roderick Alleyn #7) by Ngaio Marsh
bookshelves: moidahrous-march-2016, spring-2016, film-only, mystery-thriller, published-1938 Read from March 14 to 16, 2016 Description: The season had begun. Debutantes and chaperones were planning their luncheons, teas and balls. And the blackmailer was planning his strategies, stalking his n...
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0.0 Death in a White Tie
Despite being disappointed that there weren't more debutantes actually involved (the nefarious activities concerned the chaperones) I was pleasantly surprised.
Book Trauma
Book Trauma rated it
4.0
I would say this is my favourite Marsh mystery so far as it was a quick and delightful read. I think I prefer Marsh to Christie because the story tends to elaborate more on the victim and suspects than around the detective/snoop. Detective Alleyn and his friends and family are central to the stories...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
4.0 Death in a White Tie: Inspector Roderick Alleyn #7
A whodunnit set in the London season. It almost reads like a Regency type of intrigue. Alleyn is investigating the death of a close friend which brings murder, blackmail, deceit and illegal gambling onto the stage instead of debutantes, chaperons and handsome, rich, young gentlemen. The clues are th...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
4.0
A saddish sort of mystery, with a happy ending. It’s roughly equivalent to Gaudy Night, but much different in length and tone. [July 2010]
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