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Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh
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Oct 31, 2009

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bookshelves: mystery

Killer Dolphin was more lighthearted than Light Thickens, the other book featuring Peregrine Jay, and also highly enjoyable.

In the first couple of chapters, improbable events unfold in an absurd, comic, almost Wodehousian way. Later in the book, the interviewing of the suspects is suspenseful and intriguing, as facts intermittently come to light. Police Superintendent Alleyn has a bigger and more interesting role.

The parts I found the least enjoyable in both books were the petty intrigues among the leading actors. I never felt like I knew the characters well enough to care about their silly disputes. These books are possibly more interesting to theatre fans than to mystery fans, although I thought it was uniquely satisfying to encounter a combination of the two realms.
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Reading Progress

October 31, 2009 – Shelved
November 1, 2009 –
page 75
November 3, 2009 –
page 189
Started Reading
November 5, 2009 –
page 246
November 5, 2009 – Finished Reading
December 11, 2014 – Shelved as: mystery

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