Overture to Death
Publish date: April 17th 2001
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Murder Mystery
Series: Roderick Alleyn 1 (#8)
bookshelves: published-1939, mystery-thriller, autumn-2010 Read from November 21 to 22, 2010 workaday mp3[Book 8, 1939:] blurb - Death by a Rachmaninov Prelude is surely one of Marsh's most inspired murder methods. In addition, we have a great village setting, an intriguing mystery plot and Mar...
Barely a three stars. It's slow and a bit all over the place with redundant plot points. The spinsters, the young lovers, the scarlet woman and the two middle-age men easily manipulated. The whole religious hysteria, mania and the pastor being the focal point of the spinsters whole lives didn't reac...
The stand-out characters of this book are all very unlikeable people. Neat, ferrety Mrs Ross. Bullying, brash Idris Campanula. And judgmental Miss Prentice. It is a book of lonely women; embarrassing, manipulative, needy. The scene where Alleyn and Mr Copeland (two very handsome men) are sharin...
workaday mp3[Book 8, 1939:] blurb - Death by a Rachmaninov Prelude is surely one of Marsh's most inspired murder methods. In addition, we have a great village setting, an intriguing mystery plot and Marsh's typical wit. For Christie fans unfamiliar with Marsh, this one is a good introduction. When a...
A classic cozy British mystery from the 30's, and so a little dated, but not as much as might be. The life and times of a small English village are described to a tea (at least the upper crust of said village), and the book in many ways makes one wish for simpler times and makes me wish a little tha...