Death in a White Tie (Roderick Alleyn Series)

Death in a White Tie (Roderick Alleyn Series)

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by Ngaio Marsh
     
 

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Ah, the London Debutante Season: Giggles and tea-dances, white dresses and inappropriate romances. And much too much champagne. And, apparently, a blackmailer, which is where Inspector Roderick Alleyn comes in. The social whirl is decidedly not Alleyn’s environment, so he brings in an assistant in the form of Lord “Bunchy” Gospell,

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Ah, the London Debutante Season: Giggles and tea-dances, white dresses and inappropriate romances. And much too much champagne. And, apparently, a blackmailer, which is where Inspector Roderick Alleyn comes in. The social whirl is decidedly not Alleyn’s environment, so he brings in an assistant in the form of Lord “Bunchy” Gospell, everybody’s favorite uncle. Bunchy is more than loveable; he’s also got some serious sleuthing skills. But before he can unmask the blackmailer, a murder is announced. And everyone suddenly stops giggling.

Editorial Reviews

New York Magazine
"It's time to start comparing Christie to Marsh instead of the other way around."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937384302
Publisher:
Felony & Mayhem, LLC
Publication date:
09/16/2012
Series:
Inspectr Roderick Alleyn Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
502,319
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Ngaio Marsh is the author of numerous crime novels. Along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers, she was classed as one of the four original "Queens of Crime" of the 1920s and 1930s. Benedict Cumberbatch is an actor.

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3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like 1930's style English Murder stories, then read this book. It's fun
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story with an unexpected ending... I've read it at least 3 times.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Well-written, but felt like rug was pulled out from under right from start after Bunchy, who was so wonderful, gets killed and Lord Gospell has to solve his murder. (This is on back cover, so I'm not giving anything away.) Trouble is you like the poor Bunchy so much you get soured when he's bumped off. Also didn't care for sappy love interest. Thought the woman Lord Gospell pines for is unsympathetic. Can't understand what he sees in her. Can't see what all the fuss is about with this writer. Thought tag on cover comparing Ngaio Marsh to Agatha Christie doesn't ring true. Not a thrillilng read, only mildly entertaining at best, but that's a bit of a stretch.