Last Ditch (Roderick Alleyn Series #29)

Last Ditch (Roderick Alleyn Series #29)

by Ngaio Marsh


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Last Ditch (Roderick Alleyn Series #29) by Ngaio Marsh

Ricky Alleyn – perhaps you know his father, Roderick? – first appeared in Spinsters in Jeopardy, as a child. He’s now 21, and has taken himself off to a secluded island to write a novel. Or think about writing a novel. Or look for distractions so he can avoid writing a novel. The distractions abound, mostly in the form of colorful local characters (and a rather dishy one), so all is beer and skittles (well, except for the novel) until Ricky stumbles across a murder and then gets himself kidnapped. Which is too bad for Ricky (and the murder-victim), but dandy for the reader, as it brings Inspector Alleyn to the island, and he’s on top form. A subtheme involving drug-running may strike a jarring note, but remember, Last Ditch was first published in 1977, and as such, it offers a remarkable look at what happens when the characters and conventions of the Golden Age fetch up in the distinctly tarnished present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631940521
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem, LLC
Publication date: 12/07/2016
Series: Roderick Alleyn Series , #29
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 284,325
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens of the golden age of mystery, writing 32 mysteries in the Roderick Alleyn series. She grew up in New Zealand.

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