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10 thoughts on “A Man Lay Dead / Enter a Murderer / The Nursing Home Murder

  1. says:

    As I have already read The Nursing Home Murder previously I had an inkling of what to expect from Ngaio Marsh s Gentleman at Scotland Yard Detective.I really enjoyed these stories, and especially the author s explanation of how Roderick Alleyn came about A Man Lay Dead is a classic country house murder with an over blessing of suspects when an all too overdue victim meets his fate in slightly dramatic conditions Here we meet DI Inspector Alleyn and where he meets his new civilian frien...

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    Very early Marsh I ve read them all before, so this was a comfort read.

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    Stars 2.5 5Recommendation Read it if you want to step away from Christie or Holmes My recommendation is watch the TV Series instead.I came across this detective when I was browsing thru Netflix for some good mysteries and chanced upon a series called Inspector Alleyn Mysteries produced by British Television The character charmed me enough to look up the source this series was based off It was based off of Roderick Alleyn Nove...

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    I find that it sometimes takes a couple of books for an author to warm up as regards plot and characterisation However, A Man Lay Dead was a reasonable story I enjoyed the setting and the general premise of how the murder was commited I felt it was a little weak overall, but it was still enjoyable.Enter A Murderer was better in my opinion Plenty of suspects and very little to go on All in all a satisfying read As was The Nursing Home Murder.Overall I find Alleyn...

  5. says:

    Interesting going way back to the beginning for one of the Queens of Crime comfortably similar to Agatha Christie,

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    Marsh s first three mysteries written in the early 1930 s There is also a heartwarming short story she wrote in 1935.

  7. says:

    Good books, but the language is dated in some parts considering that these were written in the late 1930s no surprise Still, a good read.

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    A classic old school detective,well written and thoroughly enjoyable.

  9. says:

    I don t really like Roderick Alleyn, who s really into reconstructions and tends to drag his young reporter friend Nigel Bathgate around with him rather unprofessionally on his assignments

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A Man Lay Dead / Enter a Murderer / The Nursing Home Murder Commemorating 75 Years Since The Empress Of Crime S First Book, The First Volume In A Set Of Omnibus Editions Presenting The Complete Run Of 32 Inspector Alleyn Mysteries.