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Death at the Dolphin / Hand in Glove / Dead Water (Roderick Alleyn)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  62 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Paperback, 640 pages
Published January 7th 2010 by Harper (first published 2010)
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Apr 06, 2012 Tess rated it liked it
Very agreeable book for a wet weekend. Good antidote to Henning Mankell.
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I gave up on this. It will probably be my last Ngaio Marsh.
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Mar 17, 2013 Pragyam rated it really liked it
I have heard other readers call Ngaio Marsh a trifle "classist", in that the accused in her books are often not from the privileged classes of society in her times. I don't have an opinion on that. Where these three mysteries are concerned, they are extremely well written and have strong plots with great characters. She doesn't do red herrings with the same drama as Agatha Christie does, and I like that.
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Jan 12, 2015 Martina rated it really liked it
A perfect British crime story capturing theatre environment. I loved inspectors Alleyn methods of handling the tricks & emotions of actors, gentry and social classes pressure. He showed great understanding of psychology of those "stage" behaviors, he followed through without losing focus or energy and I had great time following his steps to solutions. ...more
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I always enjoy Ngaio Marsh ...very intelligent writer ...especially enjoyed Death at the Dolphin ..so evocative of London
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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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