Tied Up in Tinsel (Roderick Alleyn Series #27)

Tied Up in Tinsel (Roderick Alleyn Series #27)

by Ngaio Marsh

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Overview

It’s 1972, and while Elton John and Alice Cooper may be topping the charts, Inspector Alleyn’s latest case is set in that most gloriously retro environment: The country-house party. A Christmas party, as it happens, where Agatha Troy is enjoying the local holiday pageant and also painting the host’s portrait. The painting’s coming along fine, but the pageant goes a little pear-shaped when one of the players disappears. Could one of the party’s eccentric guests (are there any other kind?) have been involved? Or – perhaps more likely – could the finger of blame come to rest on one of the manor-house servants, each of whom happens to be a recent prison parolee? What luck! Inspector Alleyn is on hand to wrap up the questions into the perfect Christmas parcel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631940477
Publisher: Felony & Mayhem Press
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Series: Roderick Alleyn Series , #27
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 286,420
File size: 506 KB

About the Author

Ngaio Marsh was one of the celebrated queens of the golden age; she is the author of 32 novels in the "Inspector Alleyn" series. In addition to writing, her great passion was theater. She was born in New Zealand.

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Tied Up in Tinsel (Roderick Alleyn Series) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
apartmentcarpet on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Ngaio Marsh writes delightful genre mysteries in the manner of Agatha Christie. Her books from the late forties through the fifties are fun, but the later mysteries, such as this one from the 70's, are a little bit tedious. There was a little too much eccentricity in the characters, and the surprise ending, involving secret paternity and the snobbiness of the self-made upperclass, is a little much.
bookwoman247 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An eccentric estate owner, a staff of convicted murderers, a hybrid Druidic/Christmas celebration, various and sundry guests, and a corpse are the ingredients of this fun and interesting Yuletide mystery.I've read a few Ngaio Marsh books, and so far this is my favorite.
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The occasion is a Christmas party hosted by Mr. Hilary Bill-Tasman, landed proprietor of Halberds Manor and authority on antiques. Attending the festivities are a number of unusual characters, several of whom are perfectly logical candidates for murderer--and one of whom will elude the most prescient reader until tracked down by the indefatigable Superintendent Roderick Alleyn, whose wife Troy innocently involved him in all the sinister goings-on in the first place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Christmas-time mystery with interesting detective work.