Death at the Bar (Dead Letter Mysteries)

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9780312964269: Death at the Bar (Dead Letter Mysteries)

A local pub serves up a curious brew-of murder...

Settling in for a cozy night of brandy and darts at the pub, an inebriated lawyer suffers a seemingly harmless dart puncture. But within moments of his injury, the unlucky barrister loses more than a simple game of darts-he loses his life. Called in to investigate this alleged accident, Inspector Roderick Alleyn wonders about the rules of this friendly bar game-and probes into a pub full of motives for murder...

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About the Author:

From her first book in 1934 to her final volume just before her death in 1982, Ngaio Marsh's work has remained legendary, and is often compared to that of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers. During her celebrated fifty-year career, Marsh was made a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, was named Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire, won numerous prestigious awards, and penned 32 mystery novels.

Now St. Martin's Dead Letter Mysteries is thrilled to make all of Marsh's novels available again for old fans to relish and new ones to discover. So sit back, draw the curtains, lock the doors, and put yourself in the hands of Grande Dame of detective novels...

From AudioFile:

With a few minor changes, this 1939 tale could have been written today. The listener's attention is immediately captured when an auto accident takes on strange undertones. Since most of the action takes place in and around a pub with little "real" action, a good presentation is imperative. This is done wonderfully by narrator Saxon. He handles various accents, the two females as well as others, with equal skill. He excels at portraying the quarrelsome old men. Marsh keeps things interesting, and Saxon keeps the momentum going with his delivery. A Ngaio Marsh book is more than a mystery. S.G.B. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks (1998)
ISBN 10: 0312964269 ISBN 13: 9780312964269
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