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Death in Ecstasy / Vintage Murder / Artists in Crime

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The second volume in a set of omnibus editions presenting the complete run of 32 Inspector Alleyn mysteries. Includes Death in Ecstasy (originally published: London: Geoffrey Bles, 1936), Vintage Murder (originally published: London: Geoffrey Bles, 1937), Artists in Crime (originally published: London: Geoffrey Bles), "Portrait of Troy" and "Death on the Air" (first publis ...more
Paperback, 752 pages
Published August 24th 2009 by Harper (first published 2009)
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I have read Marsh's Golden Age contemporaries Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers, but this was my first Marsh novel. What impressed me the most was how prescient and still-relevant themes were wrapped up in her otherwise sanitary Golden Age work.

Religion is a business (and, some 20 years before L. Ron Hubbard invented Scientology) and cults are still being invented. People need to believe, and pay for that need in money and, in this case, with lives. Of course, it's not necessarily that simp
Milly Cent
While I really enjoyed,Death in Ecstacy. Vintage Murder was dreadful.
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Dame Ngaio Marsh, born Edith Ngaio Marsh, was a New Zealand crime writer and theatre director. There is some uncertainty over her birth date as her father neglected to register her birth until 1900, but she was born in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Of all the "Great Ladies" of the English mystery's golden age, including Margery Allingham, Agatha Christie, and Dorothy L. Sayers, Ngaio Marsh
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A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1) Death in a White Tie (Roderick Alleyn, #7) Death of a Peer (Roderick Alleyn, #10) Artists in Crime (Roderick Alleyn, #6) Clutch of Constables (Roderick Alleyn, #25)

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