The Nursing Home Murder
Publish date: 1999
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
Series: Roderick Alleyn (#3)
Since I was reading a biography of Ngaio Marsh, I decided to pick up a couple of her mysteries from the library to remind myself of their flavour. This one is only the third in the series, so Roderick Alleyn is still without a romantic partner, and still decidedly a smart-aleck. The title of this ...
Because this one involves the murder of the Home Secretary, which is apparently a cabinet level position in the British Government (it seems to correspond loosely to a combination of the Secretary of State and the Head of Homeland Security, near as wikipedia can help me to figure out), it is one of ...
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The best aspect of these books is Alleyn's interactions with Fox and with Bathgate.I have remembered the denouement of this mystery for YEARS...but never could remember what book it was in. Now I know. :-)
Another of the earliest of the Alleyn mysteries, this is again marred by foolish side-roads into Communist conspiracies and the adventures of Nigel Bathgate. Alleyn is a little more 'Alleyn' in this novel, rather than an unsteady Campion/Whimsy cross, and Fox has taken a step or two forward, but it...