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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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It’s murder in the little English village, but the two local spinsters, Miss Campanula, the victim, and Miss Prentice, her friend who may have been the intended victim, are not exactly the beloved little old ladies of song and story. They were (and are) waspish, gossiping snobs, passionate only about their own narrowly defined religion….and, perhaps,

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It’s murder in the little English village, but the two local spinsters, Miss Campanula, the victim, and Miss Prentice, her friend who may have been the intended victim, are not exactly the beloved little old ladies of song and story. They were (and are) waspish, gossiping snobs, passionate only about their own narrowly defined religion….and, perhaps, about the local vicar. But could they have been sufficiently unpleasant to provoke a murderer?

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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:
9781937384227
Publisher:
Felony & Mayhem Press
Publication date:
12/15/2012
Series:
Roderick Alleyn Series , #8
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
129,231
File size:
563 KB

Meet the Author

Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982) was one of the celebrated queens of the Golden Age of detective fiction.

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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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