Death and the Dancing Footman (Roderick Alleyn, Book 11) by Ngaio Marsh

By Ngaio Marsh

The unspeakably prosperous (and usually unspeakable) Jonathan Royal has determined to throw a celebration. and since not anything amuses him greater than others' ache, he has studded the guest-list with those who detest each other. Their mutual enmity will be scrumptious adequate by itself, yet Royal can in basic terms slightly comprise his pride while the snowstorm, first and foremost so beautiful, turns to a snowstorm and imprisons all of them. homicide, in fact, is the eventual final result, but—in precise Christie-esque culture, there are approximately as many suspects as there are strength sufferers. And whereas Inspector Alleyn does (of direction) appear to place issues correct, the good excitement during this e-book lies within the characterizations, no longer least of the titular footman, whose favourite dance, it kind of feels, is "Boomps-a-daisy!"

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