Publish date: 2009-10-01
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Edition language: English
Series: Roderick Alleyn (#16)
bookshelves: published-1951, winter-20102011, play-dramatisation Read from December 29 to 31, 2010 workaday mp3 From the leading lady's liaison to the harassment of an aging juvenile lead-there's never a dull moment, darling, at the Vulcan Theatre. But vanity and hysterics, suspicion and s...
One of my favourite books. The protagonist (while perhaps a little too good to be true) effortlessly captures sympathy, and her journey is marvellously complemented by a full cast of rich and vivid characters.
I like detectives. Not all of them by any means, but I like them. Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Lord Peter Wimsey, Inspector Grant, and most recently, Inspector Alleyn. Any new-to-me Alleyn mystery is a cause for rejoicing, the donning of a smoking jacket and the putting up of an 'occupied' sign on m...
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