Despite two husbands being dead and a daughter marrying the wrong man, no one believed Sybil Foster would commit suicide, especially Roderick Alleyn. For the field was ripe with unfortunate engagements - one of them a very grave mistake.
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If you like golden age mysteries you love Ngaio Marsh. I think, overall , she is second to Agatha. ALL of her stories are good or very good and she writes with style, charm, and honesty. Her puzzles are never obscure and her criminal's motives are never rediculous. In short, she never cheats. The bonus is that I usually learn something about the place or time in which the book is set. So, read Ngaio Marsh and tell the teacher "its not just a mystery novel , its a learning experiance"
This reader enlivens a typical mystery story (everything fans of the genre will love) by deftly giving voice to the author's cast. The characters themselves are written with enough vividness to make this possible, but I doubt I could have stomached the predictable plot without the reader's wonderful talents.
Jane Asher is a fantastic reader, absolutely the best read book I have listened to. Marsh's characters are great and the story is interesting. The puzzle is fun but as usual nothing is too dark.
The characters are interesting and easy to care about. While they are not entirely fleshed out there is enough there that they are real and complex.
She is calm and yet there is passion there too.
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