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Swing, Brother, Swing - Ngaio Marsh
Swing, Brother, Swing
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3.00 15
ISBN: 9780006512431 (0006512437)
Edition language: English
Series: Roderick Alleyn 1 (#15)
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Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it
All build-up, then -- fizzle.There's this crazy cast of (to me rather annoying and unlikable) characters: the family of rich eccentrics, lounge musicians, drug dealers, magazine columnists... and then once we get the relationships and plot all worked out, it's over. Disappointing. I felt bad for the...
Sacred Space
Sacred Space rated it
I absolutely love British mysteries. True, they are not realistic: more an exercise in cerebration than realistic criminal investigation. It is a sort of magic trick-literary sleight of hand. We try to guess - without success - "whodunit"; and we are delighted when in the last chapter, the detect...
Andrea K Höst
Andrea K Höst rated it
My reading of this book is coloured by my extreme hatred of Lord Pastern, of the type of person who is at core a spoiled child masquerading as an adult: selfish, uncaring, manipulative. Pastern's failings then taint a second character, Ned Manx, who is aware of a particular secret of Pastern's, and...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books rated it
3.0 Swing, Brother, Swing
[These notes were made in 1985:]. A sleazy accordion-player in a fashionable swing band is shot at (as part of the act) by the guest drummer, an eccentric peer, whose daughter the accordion-player - Carlos - is courting. The accordion-player dies of a steel dart (part of an umbrella) through the he...
Barbara1951 rated it
Very good but, as usual, for me it took too long for Alleyn to appear and I thought the ending too abrupt. But the mystery was EXcellent.
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