A Man Lay Dead

A Man Lay Dead

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Ngaio Marsh was one of the queens (she has been called the empress) of England’s Golden Age of mystery fiction. And in true Golden Age fashion, her oeuvre opens with, yes, a country-house party between the two world wars – servants bustling, gin flowing, the gentlemen in dinner jackets, the ladies all slink and smolder. Even more delicious: The host, Sir Hubert Handesley, has invented a new and especially exciting version of that beloved parlor entertainment, The Murder Game.

Publisher: New York : Felony & Mayhem Press, 2011, c1934
Edition: Felony & Mayhem ed
ISBN: 9781934609842
Branch Call Number: Mystery Marsh
Characteristics: 194 p. ; 20 cm


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cals_peggy Oct 01, 2015

This novel was written in 1934. It is the first in a series of 32 novels about Inspector Allyen of the Metropolitan Police. A good fast read.

Jul 30, 2014

A golden oldie. We are introduced to Inspector Alleyn and Nigel Bathgate in the investigation that follows a murder committed at a game of Murder in the country home of Hubert Handesley where Nigel together with his cousin are guests. His cousin is the victim, having been killed with the knife which he brought to the party. There are is a major red herring--a group of Russians. The solution was fun to try to guess.


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