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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, Anton Lesser (Read by)
 

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It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play. A chord was struck, a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.

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It was planned as an act of charity: a new piano for the parish hall, an amusing play to finance the gift. But its execution was doomed when Miss Campanula sat down to play. A chord was struck, a shot rang out and Miss Campanula was dead. A case of sinister infatuation for the brilliant Chief Detective-Inspector Alleyn.

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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:
9781405507967
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Series:
Roderick Alleyn Series , #8
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.60(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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