Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens (she has been called the empress) of England’s Golden Age of mystery fiction. And in true Golden Age fashion, her oeuvre opens with, yes, a country-house party between the two world wars – servants bustling, gin flowing, the gentlemen in dinner jackets, the ladies all slink and smolder. Even more delicious: The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, has invented a new and especially exciting version of that beloved parlor entertainment, The Murder Game.
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What! This isn’t real life?
Inspector Roderick Alleyn is one of my favorite characters of all times. Ms Marsh has an unbelievable talent for creating characters and story that have you believing it’s all real. btw: the 1 star reviews are reviews of the price not of the books. Yes, the ebook price is rather expensive. That said, there are no editing problems like other conversions to the ebook format.
Indeed. Why so expensive? I'll head to the library.
Just say 'No'.
A great first novel by a classic author - but $10 for an electronic version of a book written in 1934?!? I'd love to convert my library to e-books, but to re-buy (sorry, rent) titles over 75 years old at prices higher than new hard copy - forget it. I'll keep the shelf of used paperbacks.