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Book Note: Ngaio Marsh, Death at the Bar

I read this book about 10-May-2003. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1940. This note was last modified Monday, 05-May-2014 22:27:01 PDT.

This is book 9 of the "Roderick Alleyn" series.

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Interesting to read these; she's close to contemporary with Dorothy Sayers and Rex Stout, and is quite a bit different. (There's also at least one explicit reference to Busman's Honeymoon in either this or the previous one I read). And she applies the same importance to painting and the artistic community that Sayers seems to.

I need to go back and see if she's written about Alleyn's origin story. There seems to be interesting stuff there.

This one centers around a dart board stunt gone tragically wrong -- or cleverly used to cover a murder. A wide range of characters all full of character.

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