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Overture To Death - Ngaio Marsh
Overture To Death
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312964252 (0312964250)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Series: Roderick Alleyn 1 (#8)
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Overture to Death (Roderick Alleyn #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...
What I'm reading
What I'm reading rated it
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...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
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...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
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...
Jessicathecat
Jessicathecat rated it
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...
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