Ngaio Marsh Vintage Murder (The crime club)

ISBN 13: 9780002318983

Vintage Murder (The crime club)

 
9780002318983: Vintage Murder (The crime club)

When a famous producer is struck in the head and killed by a falling bottle of champagne, Inspector Alleyn must go backstage to figure out who planned the ""accident."" Reissue. NYT.

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About the Author:

From her first book in 1934 to her final volume just before her death in 1982, Ngaio Marsh's work has remained legendary, and is often compared to that of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. During her celebrated fifty-year career, Marsh was made a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, was named Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire, won numerous prestigious awards, and penned 32 mystery novels.

Now St. Martin's Dead Letter Mysteries is thrilled to make all of Marsh's novels available again for old fans to relish and new ones to discover. So sit back, draw the curtains, lock the doors, and put yourself in the hands of Grande Dame of detective novels...

From AudioFile:

Ngaio Marsh is undeservedly one of the least appreciated writers of the British Golden Age of mystery. This early adventure of Inspector Roderick Alleyn is read with magnificent force and versatility by British stage and television star James Saxon. Set in the author's native New Zealand, where the Scotland Yard detective is on holiday, VINTAGE MURDER follows a traveling English theater company whose manager is killed when a rigged champagne bottle falls on his head. Saxon effectively captures the personalities, the ethnicities and the social strata of the many characters. His smooth and effortless reading adds to the colorful characters, theatrical background, and New Zealand setting of Marsh's novel. S.E.S. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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