Spinsters in Jeopardy
Publish date: November 15th 1998
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Cozy Mystery
, Murder Mystery
Series: Roderick Alleyn 1 (#17)
I honestly don't know who in the era managed to annoy Ngaio Marsh with their magick but this book is in response to it. I have my sneaking suspicion that it was Crowley. There's a polemic against magick and such superstition in this modern era and the most appaling mishmash of magickal types. The vi...
Oh for heavens' sake! I agree with the reefer madness references in other reviews (and I have, indeed, seen that very silly movie). Now that marijuana is legal, I can state without fear of arrest that "reefers" absolutely have no such effect or addiction potential. So there. :-)I really like this...
This was my second Ngaio Marsh book, featuring British CID detective Roderick Alleyn. There were two aspects in this book that struck me as out of ordinary for a Marsh novel. 1.There were no references to the theater and play. The plot was without any connection to the stage. Most of her works are v...
At first glance "Spinsters in Jeopardy" seems like a reversion to the early Alleyns. Drug rings and cults are not prime material. However, it's a solid book, not least because one of the spinsters turns out to be a courageous meek creature, and overall it keeps you reading. The story is as much a...
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