fiction crime mystery dark mysterious slow-paced

320 pages | first published 1943

Description

Often regarded as her most interesting book and set on New Zealand's North Island, Ngaio Marsh herself considered this to be her best-written novel. It was a horrible death -- Maurice Questing was lured into a pool of boiling mud and left there to...
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Community Reviews

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Moods

adventurous 50%
lighthearted 50%
mysterious 50%

Pace

fast 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 100%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 50%

Loveable characters?

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Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

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Average rating

3.52