Death and the Dancing Footman (Roderick Alleyn Series #11)

Death and the Dancing Footman (Roderick Alleyn Series #11)

by Ngaio Marsh


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The unspeakably wealthy (and generally unspeakable) Jonathan Royal has decided to throw a party and, just for fun, has studded the guest-list with people who loathe one another. When a blizzard imprisons them all in Royal’s country house, murder ensues. In true Christie-esque tradition, there are nearly as many suspects as there are potential victims. Eventually, Inspector Alleyn makes his way through the snow to put things right.

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ISBN-13: 9781937384548
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem, LLC
Publication date: 03/16/2013
Series: Roderick Alleyn Series , #11
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 573,596
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dame Ngaio Marsh was one of the celebrated queens of the Golden Age of detective fiction. She was born in New Zealand.

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katekf on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Death and the Dancing Footman is an enjoyable Alleyn mystery where an eccentric has gathered together a group that all have connections and conflicts with each other and a playwright to see what happens. The set up has the feel of many mysteries of this era with the beautiful country house and the slightly elaborate set up around the actual murder. Marsh though improves upon this formula with her deft hand with the characters and her teasing acknowledgement of her genre. I would recommend this to any reader of Christie and Marsh as its a classic cozy mystery at its best.
delphica on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
(#3 in the 2003 Book Challenge)3. Death and the Dancing Footman by Ngaio MarshI've read a few Marsh mysteries before, and I got a nice supply of them for Christmas. They're pleasant and everything, but (and I should be embarrassed to admit how long it took me to figure this out) I realized that they're all essentially the same book. If I recall, Light Thickens is the one that's considered her masterpiece, I think I better read that one last because I like to always be on the upward trajectory.I do like this type of English mystery though, it's the mystique of the time period -- someone gets murdered, and everyone else still manages to dress for dinner.Oh, I should add that the giver of these books assembled a nice little package of second hand paperbacks, with the ultra cool 1950s and early 1960s murder mystery cover art that make them look vaguely like soft core porn.Grade: BStatus: Recommended for people who like Sayers, Tey, etc, only not quite so good.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I guessed correctly, but then changed my mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Will be near site of overture to death and we ll meet briefly a few former friends and troy too. Nice length later in series often tend to get shorter and shorter but narsh manages ti avoid becoming a novella