Singing in the Shrouds
Publish date: March 15th 1999
Publisher: St. Martin's Dead Letter
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
Series: Roderick Alleyn 1 (#20)
A serial killer hunt, and effective as one. Once again some of Marsh's supporting characters bother me - a truly repulsive pair of 'commoners', and she gives us yet another spinster who has 'gone wrong' through lack of a man. Ignoring the occasional grimace these produce, a solid story.
I forgot how much I liked Ngaio Marsh. Does anyone know if she has ever been adapted for radio or TV?
Another Inspector Alleyn mystery. I liked the beginning a lot, but found the end a bit tedious, unfortunately. Still, it features Alleyn at his investigative best, which is nice. (Dec 2011)
The closed circle this time is the (small) passenger complement of a cargo ship. Alleyn is not fortuitously on board this time - he is assigned to the case, and knows that one of the highly individual 'types' is responsible for the serial murders of a number of women. I fairly early on discovered ...
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