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Death of a Fool by Ngaio Marsh
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bookshelves: 1950s, audio, detective

Another comfortable investigation of a conventional murder-mystery novel by the unflappable Inspector Alleyn and his even less flappable sidekick Fox. This one takes a bit of a hit from the fact that I'm reading it after having read a lot of its shelfmates, and I'm at the point where the Marsh formula is starting to wear a little thin. Alleyn has had an AMAZING number of cases in which someone is killed during some kind of performance. He has found fit an AMAZING number of times to have the crime recreated by all of the people who were present at the scene. It's a pretty good way to structure a detective story, but it's not a great way to structure ~all~ of your detective stories. In short: enjoy Marsh a lot, and, I should lay off her for a while.

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Reading Progress

June 23, 2016 – Shelved
June 23, 2016 – Shelved as: to-listen
July 8, 2016 – Shelved as: currently-listening
July 8, 2016 – Shelved as: 1950s
July 8, 2016 – Shelved as: audio
July 8, 2016 – Shelved as: detective
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July 10, 2016 – Finished Reading

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