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Overture to Death (Roderick Alleyn Series #8)
     

Overture to Death (Roderick Alleyn Series #8)

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by Ngaio Marsh
 

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Who in the quiet village of Chipping would kill wealthy spinster Idris Campanula? Plenty of people, among them her fellow cast members from a troubled charity production. Miss Campanula was a spiteful gossip, gleefully destroying others' lives merely for her own excitement. But once Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives, he quickly realizes that the murderer might have

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Who in the quiet village of Chipping would kill wealthy spinster Idris Campanula? Plenty of people, among them her fellow cast members from a troubled charity production. Miss Campanula was a spiteful gossip, gleefully destroying others' lives merely for her own excitement. But once Inspector Roderick Alleyn arrives, he quickly realizes that the murderer might have killed the wrong woman -- and may soon stage a repeat performance.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515076066
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/18/1974
Series:
Roderick Alleyn Series , #8
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Ngaio Marsh was born and educated in New Zealand. Along with Agatha Christie, Margery Allingham, and Dorothy L. Sayers, she was classed as one of the four original "Queens of Crime"—female British crime writers who dominated the crime fiction genre in the 1920s and 1930s.

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Overture to Death (Roderick Alleyn Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone acts in a suspicious fashion!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And a rather better description of a murderer than most with the clues right there to see. the story will continue well a little in another book death and the dancing footman. Wonderful series being reissed in trade paper backs. Mom
Dorothy_L More than 1 year ago
Villagers of Pen Cuckoo plan to put on a play in the village hall to raise money to pay for new piano. The squire has agreed to make up the sum raised to the amount needed to buy a new piano. So far so admirable. However there are tensions and disagreements between the seven people involved in the play. I really enjoyed this story. If you want a crime novel with interesting police characters and without graphic violence and bad language then you cannot go wrong with the Golden Age detective story writers.
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