Enter A Murderer

Enter A Murderer

eBook - 1981
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A classic Ngaio Marsh novel reissued. ENTER A MURDERERThe crime scene was the stage of the Unicorn Theatre, when prop gun fired a very real bullet; the victim was an actor clawing his way to stardom using bribery instead of talent; and the suspects included two unwilling girlfriends and several relieved blackmail victims. The stage is set for one of Roderick Alleyn's most baffling cases...
Publisher: New York :, Jove Books,, 1981.
Copyright Date: ©1953
ISBN: 9780007344406
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: Jove Books
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Apr 17, 2017

I am doubly a stranger to the setting for this story - I have no experience of the theater so the terms are very foreign to me and, what is an even larger stumbling block, their speech is pre-war and British to boot so it's often difficult to figure out what is being said but I thought the story was well-plotted and true to its heritage of 'cozy' mysteries. It was an enjoyable story; well worth 4 1/2 stars.

FW_librarian Nov 05, 2014

Funny to think that back in 1930s, that the head inspector of the police department would have control over the print-media and even more surprisingly, that the journalist-friend would allow the police to oversee and edit his material before it goes to print. As a cozy-mystery, Marsh was an expert controlling the complexities involving relationships while throwing in enough description for the reader to feel the seriousness of a heinous crime.

Aug 06, 2014

Nigel Bathgate invites Inspector Alleyn to the theatre. Backstage there's considerable tension. Onstage the audience witnesses a real murder instead of the staged murder with blank bullets. With all the actors and backstage crew as suspects for switching real bullets for blanks, how can Inspector Alleyn find out who is the murderer? Bathgate and several other characters have their theories. Who is correct?

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