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by Ngaio Marsh

  • Author: Ngaio Marsh
  • ISBN: 999752232X
  • ISBN13: 978-9997522320
  • ePub: 1264 kb | FB2: 1427 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Thrillers & Suspense
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Company (June 1962)
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 694
  • Format: lrf azw doc lit
Hand in Glove ePub download

And a young lady coming in to help with the book, and now this has to happen. She went to the door and opened it slightly.

And a young lady coming in to help with the book, and now this has to happen.

One of Ngaio Marsh's most ingenious novels. The April Fool's Day had been a roaring success for all, it seemed – except for poor Mr Cartell who had ended up in the ditch – for ever.

Marsh Ngaio Читать онлайн Hand in Glove. And there it was: Mr. Pyke Period had been commissioned to write a book on etiquette.

Читать онлайн Hand in Glove. Nicola suspected that his publisher had displayed a remarkably shrewd judgment.

Hand in Glove by Ngaio Marsh, an Inspector Roderick Alleyn of Scotland Yard Murder Mystery: Fiction. A treasure hunt on an English Countryside hill turns deadly for a well-known barrister.

Dame Ngaio Marsh DBE (/ˈnaɪ. Marsh is known as one of the "Queens of Crime", along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, and Margery Allingham. She is known primarily for her character Inspector Roderick Alleyn, a gentleman detective who works for the Metropolitan Police (London).

Hand In Glove Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1994. Dame Ngaio Marsh was born in New Zealand in 1895 and died in February 1982. She wrote over 30 detective novels and many of her stories have theatrical settings, for Ngaio Marsh's real passion was the theatre. by. Ngaio Marsh (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. She was both actress and producer and almost single-handedly revived the New Zealand public's interest in the theatre. It was for this work that the received what she called her 'damery' in 1966. Then there was the case of Mr Percival Pyke Period's letter of condolence, sent before the body was found – not to mention the family squabbles.

She said that they were still asleep in their rooms and added with a slight hint of gratification that they had attended the Baynesholme festivities. They go on till all hours. Moppett left a note asking not to be roused. It’s now one o’clock, Alleyn said, and I’m afraid I shall have to disturb Mr. Leiss. He thought she was going to protest, but at that moment the Pekingese set up a petulant demonstration, scratching at the door and raising a crescendo of imperative yaps.

Suspicion runs rampant among the gentry of an English village, as Inspector Alleyn tries to find a method in murder - before a crafty killer can strike again! Contents. CHAPTER ONE. Mr. Pyke Period2. CHAPTER TWO. Luncheon3.

SIZE: 5 ½ x 8 ½ (approximately) PAGES: 243 pages. BACKGROUND/DESCRIPTION: First Edition. LITTLE, BROWN AND COMPANY, BOSTON 1962.
Mr. Pyke Period, a sweet old bachelor is sharing his home with Mr. Harold Cartell, a disagreeable bachelor with an even more disagreeable dog.

The household is not peaceful, and the connections between various relatives and hangers-on are a bit confusing. In the midst of this chaos, Mr. Period brings in a pretty young typist to help him with the book he’s writing on etiquette. A young man with artistic ambitions is part of the mixed company, and a flirtation ensues. Which I enjoyed.

Contrasting with the well-bred typist and the artistic young gentleman are two young people with atrocious manners and slippery morals. These two are busy trying on various cons, when Harold Cartell is murdered. Chief Inspector Alleyn is quickly on the scene, valiantly attempting to persuade everyone to stop lying. Meanwhile the two dogs in the plot are getting amorous and biting people.

Happily there is a list of characters in the front of the book, but I still found it hard to keep in mind their connections with one another. There are good character sketches and well written passages, but I don’t think this is one of Ngaio Marsh’s best mysteries. 

Still, I’m reading every book in this series so as to keep up with Alleyn’s career.
Nice detection by Alleyn as usual ,but not as nice suspects as other of her books
If you like Agatha Christie’s books you will enjoy the Inspector Allleyn mystery series. They are very well written and have well defined characters. I am looking forward to starting another one.
Recommend, but not her best. Half the fun is discovering what place, time, and characters she's chosen to make into a story! She must've been terrific to know personally!
I first became familar with the author's work after reading a blurb by Steven King on what he was reading. Goddard is not macabre but his characters are sometimes sinister and dark. King also remarked that he devoured the first few and slowed his pace down to enjoy the books. There is one left for me to read and I am saving it for a Holiday gift for myself.
This novel is really mysterious to start, but once the murder is solved , the novel continues, with twist after twist--even a new one as the novel ends. That one is one too many. Goddard is always good, but he sometimes gets carried away.
This is a very thrilling story - kept me in suspense wondering where will it go next.
I love Mr.Goddard's style of writing. Will read more of his stories.
I like Robert Goddard and find his novels whimsical and engaging. So I bought this one with enthusiasm. Plot sounded good and intriging. What a let-down. The main character Charlotte has no back-bone and I really could'nt believe how pliable she was, made inane comments about important events and did not challenge some bizarre behaviour from the main characters. I persevered when I really wnated to give up in the hope the writing and plot would improve. Neither did. Do not waste your time on this book, there are many other Goddard books that are far better - well written with complex plots that keep you guessing to the end. This was dreadful.
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